Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer:

USTR Publishes Section 301 Exclusions, Amendments to Exclusion

Over the past week, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced new product exclusions and exclusion amendments for the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. Product exclusions were published for Lists 3 and 4, and amendments to exclusions were published for Lists 1 and 2.

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APHIS Core Takes Effect August 3; Resources are Available

Beginning August 3, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will require filing of “Core” partner government agency (PGA) data in ACE. According to the Federal Register notice, “On that date, APHIS intends to begin applying Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) flags, which will alert filers who opt to submit data electronically whether APHIS import data is or may be required. Importers or brokers using ACE must enter APHIS-required import data when they receive an APHIS-specific HTS flag in order to complete their entry in the system.”

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A.N. Deringer, Inc. is a leading provider of international logistics services including Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Distribution, Customs Brokerage, Logistics Consulting, Cargo Insurance, and Meat Inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.