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CHINA TARIFFS: LIST 4A PRODUCT EXCLUSION EXTENSIONS ANNOUNCED

On September 2, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced the extension of certain product exclusions to Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff in Federal Register Notice 85 No. 171 FR 54616.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HOUSTON OFFICE DUE TO HURRICANE LAURA

In preparation of Hurricane Laura, Noatum Logistics will be closing our Houston office effective 17:00 CDT Wednesday, August 26.  Based on the most recent reports, we expect Hurricane Laura to quickly strengthen to a category 3 storm and make landfall between the Texas and Louisiana border.  Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Houston area beginning late Wednesday evening through Thursday. 

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ADDITIONAL 45 DAY EXTENSION TO HONG KONG MARKING REQUIREMENT

On Friday, August 21, 2020, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a notice in Cargo System Messaging Service CSMS 43729326 to inform the trade that the 45-day transition period for compliance with the President’s Executive Order (EO) 13936 on Hong Kong Normalization has been extended for an additional 45 days from September 25, 2020 to November 9, 2020.

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U.S. TO REIMPOSE 10% TARIFFS ON ALUMINUM PRODUCTS FROM CANADA

On August 6, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States was issued, which will result in a 10 percent Section 232 tariff on imports of non-alloyed unwrought aluminum from Canada. 

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CBP CLARIFIES HONG KONG MARKING AND ORIGIN DECLARATIONS

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Federal Register Notice 85 No. 155 FR 48551 that, “in light of the President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization issued on July 14, 2020, suspending the application of section 201(a) of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to the marking statute, section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, with respect to imported goods produced in Hong Kong, such goods may no longer be marked to indicate ‘Hong Kong’ as their origin, but must be marked to indicate ‘China.’”

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HONG KONG NO LONGER ALLOWED AS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Federal Register Notice 85 No. 155 FR 48551  that, “in light of the President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization issued on July 14, 2020, suspending the application of section 201(a) of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to the marking statute, section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, with respect to imported goods produced in Hong Kong, such goods may no longer be marked to indicate ‘Hong Kong’ as their origin, but must be marked to indicate ‘China.'”

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CHINA TARIFFS: EIGHTH SET OF LIST 4A EXCLUSIONS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released its eighth set of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No. 155 FR 48627.

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CHINA TARIFFS: LIST 3 PRODUCT EXCLUSION EXTENSIONS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced the extension of certain product exclusions to Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in Federal Register Notice 85 No. 155 FR 48600.

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CHINA TARIFFS: SECTION 301 ONE-YEAR EXCLUSIONS EXPIRING

Importers of goods manufactured in China who have been taking advantage of the one-year Section 301 China tariff exclusions are discovering that their exclusions are now expiring, subjecting their imports to the 25% (List 1-3) or 7.5% (List 4A) tariffs. 

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CHINA TARIFFS: SIXTH AND SEVENTH SETS OF LIST 4A EXCLUSIONS ANNOUNCED

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office recently released its sixth and seventh lists of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 4A products currently subject to a 7.5% tariff.

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