27 01, 2023

US challenges Canada’s dairy tariff rate quota policies (again)

By | 2023-01-27T03:59:41+00:00 January 27th, 2023|Tariffs|

The US is expanding its challenge to Canada’s dairy tariff rate quota policies under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Under the USMCA, Canada has the right to maintain 14 tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on the following types of dairy products: milk cream skim milk powder butter and cream powder industrial [...]

16 01, 2023

Duty free import eligibility determined for sugar products from FTA partners

By | 2023-01-16T16:19:00+00:00 January 16th, 2023|Imports, Tariffs|

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has determined the 2023 trade surpluses for sugar, syrup goods, and sugar-containing products from its Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries. The level of a country’s trade surplus in these goods in 2021 helped determine whether the USTR granted duty-free status or preferential [...]

23 12, 2022

2022 year-end review of import/export and trade compliance developments

By | 2022-12-23T16:46:35+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|Imports, Legislation, Studies and Reports, Supply Chain, Tariffs|

What were the major trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in the U.S. and around the world? Check out the series of videos posted by global law firm Baker McKenzie. The videos were recorded across three days and feature the firm’s top international trade compliance [...]

10 11, 2022

Section 301 China Import Tariffs – Have your say starting Nov. 15

By | 2022-11-10T01:35:34+00:00 November 10th, 2022|Imports, Tariffs|

Starting Nov. 15 you’ll have your chance to give feedback on the effectiveness of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports that were introduced by the U.S. government in 2017. The Section 301 tariffs were introduced after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concluded that the amount [...]

8 08, 2022

Refunds could be coming for importers on Section 301 tariffs

By | 2022-08-08T01:10:04+00:00 August 8th, 2022|Imports, Legislation|

Relief could soon be coming from the Section 301 tariffs thanks to the forward progress of a case filed with the Court of International Trade in 2020. The tariffs are affecting hundreds of billions of dollars worth of certain US products imported from China. If the case is successful, importers [...]