Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer:


Steel and Aluminum Section 232 Tariff Exemptions, Quota Guidance Published

In December, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Federal Register Notice, which issued 123 new Section 232 tariff exclusions on steel and aluminum products, as well as a new process for requesting product exclusions from these measures.

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Withhold Release Order on Cotton and Tomato Products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Region Title 2

A new withhold release order (WRO) was announced by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Effective January 13, 2021, the WRO requires CBP to detain all cotton and tomato products grown or produced in the Xinjiang province.

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What to Expect in 2021, and What Will the Chinese New Year Bring?

With congestion backing up many ocean ports, here’s a look at what we might expect over the next few weeks especially for inbound freight from China. In 2021, the disruption presented by the Chinese New Year promises to be worse than ever. Here are five predicted impacts importers and exporters can expect to see in 2021.

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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.