- 12/05/2019 – October 2019 Textile and Apparel Import Report
11/25/2019 - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced procedures to request exclusions for products in List 4-A from additional duties pursuant to the Section 301 Tariff Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. Exclusion requests can be submitted until January 31, 2020 via the
USTR Exclusions Portal. Interested parties can post comments in opposition or support up to 14 days from date of the request posting. For more details, see
Federal Register Notice 84 FR 57144.
Links for additional information on the Section 301-China Tariff Action:
-USTR Section 301-China webpage
-U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Section 301 HTSUS Reference Guide
-U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Harmonized Tariff Schedule – including supplemental China tariff information
- 10/18/2019 – After winning a $7.5 billion arbitration award in its World Trade Organization dispute with the EU over illegal subsidies to Airbus, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States will impose additional duties on certain products from certain EU member States, effective October 18, 2019. See the Federal Register notice (84 FR 55998) for more information and the list of products that will be subject to additional duties, which includes a 25-percent additional duty on certain apparel and home textile products from the United Kingdom.
- 09/19/2019 – Limitations on Duty and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The new AGOA caps are for the one-year period from October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020.
- 08/30/2019 – Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the imposition of additional duties of 10 percent on products of China as listed in the Federal Register notice (84 FR 43304). The additional duties will be applied to products listed in Annex A commencing September 1, 2019 and to those listed in Annex C on December 15, 2019. On August 30, USTR announced an increase in the rate of the additional duty from 10 to 15 percent. See the Federal Register notice (84 FR 45821)for more details.
- 08/29/2019 – China has increased tariffs on imports from the United States in response to actions taken by the United States in conjunction with its investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. See the International Trade Administration Current Foreign Retaliatory Actions webpage, for more details and information on U.S. goods subject to China’s retaliatory tariffs.