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USITC TO INVESTIGATE EFFECTS OF ACTIVE SECTION 232 AND 301 TARIFFS ON U.S. INDUSTRIES

May 11, 2022

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is undertaking a new factfinding investigation that will examine the impact of tariffs on U.S. imports under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) and section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2232) in effect as of March 15, 2022, as […]

350 Changes to the US HTSUS Starting January 2022

December 21, 2021

The World Customs Organization (WCO) recently made 350 amendments to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System), which will impact U.S. imports. This five-year HTS update, which was intended to be effective on January 1, 2022, is now postponed until further notice from CBP. You may remember the last major update was back […]

More Manpower from CBP Taking Aim at Forced Labor

October 25, 2021

Force labor issues among importers are not going away. The CBP announced at the end of September that they will be expanding to include two investigative branches, one of which will specifically focus on forced labor operations.  Their aim is to diversify the geographic locations of the investigations, to include more than just Asia. Asia […]

How Could Afghanistan’s Fall Impact U.S. Trade?

September 29, 2021

It has been quite a month. The US pulled all troops out of Afghanistan and the results were devastating for many families here in the US and abroad. The fallout will likely have long-term impacts on foreign relations, which will inevitably include trade.  Afghanistan is the 147th largest supplier of goods to the US, so […]

How Forced Labor Issues May Impact Your Imports

September 22, 2021

As we have seen from previous legislation, the U.S. government is taking a strong stand against forced labor practices. Recently, that has impacted imports coming from the Xinjiang province in China, where the Uyghurs (an ethnic minority) have been detained. Rumors of forced labor have led to restrictions on imports from that area. This includes […]

Navigating the Twists and Turns of USMCA

August 29, 2021

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect one year ago. Now that the dust has somewhat settled, let’s talk about some of the bumps in the road we have encountered on this new path along with updated guidance from Customs.