Lawmakers Push for Reinstatement of Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process

2021-04-26T13:51:25+00:00April 24th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

A bipartisan group of 40 senators earlier this week called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to renew all expired Section 301 tariff exclusions and to reinstate a process for granting additional exclusions in future.

New North American Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force July 1, USTR Says

2021-02-11T23:17:29+00:00April 25th, 2020|Canada Customs, U.S. Customs|

With the notification to Congress, the U.S. became the third country to have completed its domestic legislative procedures needed to implement the deal, the final step necessary for the USMCA to take effect this summer. However, some are doubtful the three countries can achieve a comprehensive implementation in such a short time.

De Minimus Thresholds Under USMCA

2021-02-24T22:08:50+00:00November 16th, 2019|Canada Customs, Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

Frequently highlighted by many as a positive outcome from renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the new trade deal between the Canada, Mexico and the United States raised the so-called de minimus thresholds under which low-value parcels can be imported duty/tax free, usually with a simplified customs process.