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In the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced a proposed new 10% ad valorem tariff on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This list identifies thousands of Chinese products – including foods, consumer goods, tobacco, chemicals, coal, steel and aluminum – representing an approximate annual trade value of $200 billion. Read More→
In furtherance of the President’s May 8, 2018 decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, OFAC has officially revoked Iran-related General Licenses H and I. Specifically, OFAC has issued two new general licenses authorizing the wind down, through August 6, 2018, of transactions previously authorized under General License I, and the wind down, through November 4, 2018, of transactions previously authorized under General License H. Read More→
Today, in response to requests for additional time, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it is extending the comment period for the May 30, 2018 notice which requested comments regarding the effects on national security of imports of automobiles and automotive parts. Comments and requests to appear at the public hearings were originally due by June 22, 2018, but will now be accepted until June 29, 2018. Additionally, the rebuttal period has been extended to July 13, 2018.
Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice announcing the imposition of an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent on certain products from China that have an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion, effective July 6, 2018. The administration is still accepting comments and will hold a public hearing on whether the duty will be imposed on additional products with an approximate trade value of $16 billion. This coincides with the administration’s plan to impose a tariff of $50 billion on goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology.
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Join the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for the 2018 U.S.–China Aviation Symposium, along with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC ), and the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). The event will allow industry leaders and U.S. government officials to engage in a high-level forum, in an effort to enhance the U.S. and China’s partnership in the aviation sector. More Info→
The NCBFAA Educational Institute is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to the Fourth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues. More Info→