Posts Tagged: Alert – International

International Alert: Strike in Belgium

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To our valued customers, We would like to inform you that a national strike has been announced in Belgium for Wednesday, February 13th. Most, if not all, ports and airports will be closed and other disruptions are also expected. The Logistics Plus Belgium office will remain open, but operations may face delays. We apologize in… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Tariffs Set to Increase in March

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Global Trade Alert Message: The United States originally announced that the third tranche of the 301 tariffs for Chinese goods was scheduled to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on January 1, 2019. On December 1, 2018, it was announced that the increase would take place in 90 days instead. Therefore, the third tranche… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: U.S. Will Hold Off On Raising China Tariffs

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Global Trade Alert Message: The United States will hold off on raising China tariffs to 25 percent as President Trump and President Xi of China have agreed to a 90-day truce. The White House announced that “President Trump has agreed that on January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

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Trade Alert Message: The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 was signed into law on September 13, 2018.  The MTB temporarily reduces or eliminates import tariffs on specific raw material and intermediate manufacturing products not available domestically here in the US, in the hope that US manufacturers will have a level playing field at… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Third Round of China Tariffs

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Trade Alert Message: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that the third round of tariffs on Chinese goods goes into effect September 24, 2018. The initial tariff is 10%, which will increase to 25% January 1, 2019. More details can be found below. Read the full statement by the USTR here: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/september/ustr-finalizes-tariffs-200 The full… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Additional Tariffs on Chinese Goods

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Trade Alert Message: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a third list of goods from China that will be subject to 25% tariffs. The newly released list includes commodities that were previously not subject to tariffs, including furniture. You can view the full list of commodities impacted here: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/China% The timeline for list 3… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Second Round of Tariffs on China

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Trade Alert Message: The second round of tariffs imposed against China go into effect on August 23rd. The list contains 279 of the original 284 tariff lines that were on a proposed list announced on June 15 (via USTR). You can read the full details here: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/ The list of imposed tariffs is here: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/  

Global Trade Alert: Additional Duty on Steel Articles from Turkey

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Trade Alert Message: Sections 232 Tariffs for the country of origin of Turkey are effective as of August 13, 2018. For the purposes of this proclamation, “steel articles” are defined at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 6 digit level as: 7206.10 through 7216.50, 7216.99 through 7301.10, 7302.10, 7302.40 through 7302.90, and 7304.10 through 7306.90, including… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Additional Tariffs on Chinese Products

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Trade Alert Message: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced an additional list of $16 billion worth of imports from China that is scheduled to go into effect on August 23rd. This list follows up a previous list of tariffs against China that went into effect on July 6th. Click here… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: MPF Max and Min to Change October 1, 2018

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The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries will change. The minimum will change from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum will change from $497.99 to $508.70. Other changes: The Informal MPF (class code 311) will change to $2.10. The dutiable mail… Read more »