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Nate Herman

Director of Government Relations

Nate is an alumnus of the University of Delaware with degrees in International Relations and Economics, he serves as Vice President of International Trade for the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), as well as Director of Government Relations for FASA. Nate manages FASA’s and AAFA’s regulatory and legislative affairs activities, tracking ongoing international trade developments, product safety regulations, and corporate social responsibility issues involving fashion accessories, apparel and footwear. He also develops fashion accessory, luggage, apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA’s resident economist and handles technical and labeling issues. In addition, he represents the industry on the U.S. government’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). Nate’s prior experience includes work as an industry analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

US CBP National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade – commodity-specific, educational webinars

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42232417 – NCSD April 2020 Webinars The National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade, is excited to present the next round of commodity-specific, educational webinars to support your business in these difficult times.  Beginning April through July, 2020, the webinars will begin at 1:30 PM…

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GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06)

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42180527-GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06) BACKGROUND On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 15849 to extend for 12 months certain product…

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USTR Grants Exclusions  to section 301 Tranche 4A – $300B Second Round of Product Exclusions from China (9903.88.42) to address Medical Supplies

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Members, The USTR granted 19 additional exclusions from Section 301 List 4 to medical supplies that are part of the COVID19 response. These exclusions apply retroactively to the implementation date of September 1st, 2019 and will remain until September 1st, 2020. CSMS #42049352 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 4A –…

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USTR Grants further Exclusions to List 3 for 5  tariff numbers that were subject to the Section 301 List 3

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Members,  ( 3/17/2020)  The US Trade Representative granted further exclusions to  List 3 for the section 301 tariff. These exclusions retroactively apply to the September 24th, 2018 implementation date and remain in effect until August 7th, 2020. The notice from USCBP is included below:    CSMS #42048963 – GUIDANCE: Section…

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CSMS #41538917 – GUIDANCE: Decrease in Section 301 Duties on Certain Products of China; $300B-Action -Tranche 4A

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Tooday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a CSMS message with guidance for the List 4A tariff reduction which will take effect on February 14 – CSMS #41538917 – GUIDANCE: Decrease in Section 301 Duties on Certain Products of China; $300B-Action -Tranche 4A. Details of this message are posted below: Cargo…

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