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China Tariffs: Section 301 List 4A Reduction

On January 22, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office announced in Federal Register Notice 85 FR 3741 that the China List 4A tariff will be reduced to 7.5% from 15% effective February 14, 2020.

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United States and China Sign Phase One Agreement

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed a phase one trade agreement which will open Chinese markets and increase sales of U.S. goods and services to China.  The largest portion of the agreement focuses on Chinese purchases. 

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Source: National Retail Federation Press Release – January 10, 2020

 After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade war with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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China Tariffs: New List 3 Exclusions Announced

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the   Federal Register Notice 85 FR 549 .

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Source:  Institute for Supply Management – January 3, 2020 Release

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in December, and the overall economy grew for the 128th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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During the month of December 2019, Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics) was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read about industry updates, regulatory updates, industrial manufacturing supply chain solutions, and careers at Noatum Logistics USA in the December 2019 logistics link.

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China Tariffs: USTR Issues Extension for Specific Product Exclusions

On December 23, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Notice of Product Exclusion Extension extending, for one year, 6 of the 31 exclusions originally issued on the first list of Product Exclusions: December 28, 2018.  Only the 6 item exclusions listed below will be extended for one year. The remaining 25 item exclusions have expired.

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CTPAT: Portal Update to Include New Minimum Security Criteria

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued an update on the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in CSMS Message 41052241. The message is addressed to CTPAT members and provides important information on the effective date for the MSC, along with how to find the new requirements and when you can update your profile with the new information.

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China Tariffs: December 17 List 3 Exclusions Announced

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the  Federal Register Notice 84 FR 69012

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Revised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Signed

On December 10, 2019, a revised version of the USMCA was agreed upon and signed by the United States, Mexico and Canada.  The USMCA, which is set to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was initially agreed upon and signed in 2018.  USMCA updates provisions on agriculture, automobiles, textiles, apparel, rules of origin, communications technology, intellectual property rights, low-value shipments, digital trade, currency and other issues.

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