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According to a presidential proclamation on October 25th, changes are ahead for the General System of Preferences (GSP) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The changes for GSP are the result of eligibility, product reviews and beneficiary developing country assessments.
Customs Trade Symposium – SAVE THE DATE!
Date: March 10-11, 2020
Location: Anaheim, CA
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Date: March 17-18, 2020
Location: Orlando, FL
This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR.
Did you know that the average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4500! Most Americans indulge in turkey, ham, dressing, casseroles and a variety of pies! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
President Trump announced on October 23rd that the economic and trade sanctions imposed against Turkey were being lifted. He also stated that the U.S. reserves the right to reimpose sanctions against Turkey if certain obligations (including protection of religious and ethical minorities) are not met.
Every product subject to a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action is identified by an 8-digit or 10-digit HTS Subheading. This search engine allows you to search by an 8-digit HTS Subheading to obtain information about a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action.
Requests for exclusions from the additional tariff imposed as of Sept. 1, 2019 on List 4A imports from China may be submitted between Oct. 31, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020. Any exclusions granted will be effective for one year, starting from the Sept. 1, 2019 effective date for List 4A.
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) will commence on November 1, 2019 a process for considering extending for up to twelve months certain exclusions from additional tariffs on Chinese imports that were granted last December and are set to expire on December 28, 2019.
In a Federal Register notice to be published this week, USTR will provide details on the process for submitting comments favoring or opposing specified tariff exclusions. The period for submitting comments will run from November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019.