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As a result of comments received from the March 19 rule on remedies to the actions taken by President Trump’s issuance of Proclamations 9704 and 9705 to protect national security from threats resulting from imports of aluminum and steel, the Department of Commerce instituted a new process, effective September 11, for submitting objections to exclusion requests. BIS expects the revisions to the rule to make significant improvements to the current process for submitting tariff exclusion requests.
On August 30, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries in 2017. This final rule updates the following seventeen ECCNs: 1B117, 1B118, 1C111, 1C118, 2B109, 2B120, 2B121, 2B122, 6A107, 7A105, 7A107, 7A116, 9A012, 9A101, 9A115, 9A515, and 9A610.
On August 6, 2018, the President signed Executive Order 13846, which reimposes certain sanctions with respect to Iran that were lifted or waived in connection with the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Read More→
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced that it has finalized the second list of tariff codes, covering an estimated $16 billion in Chinese imports, that will be subject to an additional 25% duty rate. CBP will begin collecting these tariffs starting on August 23, 2018. The USTR also announced that it is extending the public comment period on the third list of tariff codes, covering approximately $200 billion in Chinese imports, that would have been subject to an additional 10% duty. In response to President Trump’s recent request that the additional duty rate be raised to 25%, the USTR has extended the public comment period to accept feedback on this potential increase. The comment period will now be extended to September 6, 2018.
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