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Section 232 Bill update

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Several U.S. senators are working on a bill that would allow Congress to veto tariffs that are assessed on goods said to harm national security.    Two bills were introduced by Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio, both Republicans on the Finance Committee, but there are differences between…

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review (Docket No. USTR–2019–0001) – Public Comment Dates Announced

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2019–0001] Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of hearing and requests to testify and for public comments. SUMMARY: The Office of the United States…

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Letter Opposing List 4 China Tariffs

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Gemini Shippers Group partnered with numerous trade associations to write to the President on section 301 tariff impacts.   President Donald J. TrumpThe White House1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the undersigned companies below and the millions of workers we employ, we are writing regarding…

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CSMS# 19-000238 – UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 05/10/2019 07:55 AM EDT

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Members, Good morning, US CBP has issues further clarification on the implementation of section 301 tariffs. Salient points in the update in red below: =========================================================================== CSMS# 19-000238 – UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 05/10/2019 07:55 AM EDTBACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the…

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UPDATE REGARDING TARIFF INCREASES ON PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

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As announced on Sunday,  President Trump tweeted that the duty rates on the 3rd list of products (https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf) will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on Friday, May 10th, at 12:01 a.m.  According to Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, China backtracked on some of…

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Federal Maritime Commission Meeting Includes Vote to Update OTI Rules & Briefing on Carrier Alliances

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  Posted May 3, 2019 The Federal Maritime Commission voted during the open session of its meeting Wednesday to issue a final rule updating the licensing rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).  Other agenda items during open session were a briefing on procedures for monitoring ocean carrier alliances, and Frank…

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