Tariffs on Importation of Chinese Products – Update

Update: Tariffs on Importation of Chinese Products

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be aware that The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has advised that a third list of products imported from China may be subject to additional duty of 25% instead of the previously proposed 10%.

The effective date is still undetermined.
The tariffs may be found in the link below:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf

Please refer to the following statement from The Office of the Unites States Trade Representative:
https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/august/statement-us-trade-representative

If there are any questions please feel free reach out to your account representative.

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Tariffs on Importation of Chinese Products

Tariffs on Importation of Chinese Products

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be aware that The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a list of
products imported from China which will be subject to additional duties starting July 6th.

Effective July 6th, 2018 the following set of tariffs will incur an additional duty of 25%
The tariffs may be found in the link below:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%201.pdf

The second set of tariffs is currently pending review before The Office of the United States Trade
Representative makes a final decision for implementation.
The tariffs may be found in the link below:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf

Please refer to the following statement from The Office of the Unites States Trade Representative:
https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/june/ustr-issues-tariffs-chinese-products

If there are any questions please feel free reach out to your account representative.

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General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East and India Sub-Continent to USA and Canada, effective July 1, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective July 1, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East and India Sub-Continent to USA and Canada

Effective Date: July 1, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East and India Sub-Continent
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 900 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1000 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1000 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1266 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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China Advance Manifest Regulation Update Effective June 1, 2018

China Advance Manifest Regulation Update Effective June 1, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective June 1, 2018 the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) will update its
advance cargo information requirements for imports and exports in accordance with GACC Announcement No. 56.

Additional data will be required for all imports and exports, by air and by sea.
The additional data required will include, but is not limited to the following:

• Full contact details of the Shipper and Consignee
• Shipper and Consignee Enterprise Registration Code or Tax ID/EIN Number
• Complete and accurate description of commodity

The updated regulation includes enforcement of advance submission of manifest 24 hours prior to loading onto the
vessel for seafreight.

Additionally airfreight carriers are requesting that the information required for the advance submission is provided prior
to placing the booking.

For reference, the English translation of the notification is provided in the following link:
http://www.e-to-china.com/tariff_changes/Policy_Focus/2017/1124/113580.html

If there are any questions please feel free reach out to your account representative.

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Bridge closure in Charleston affecting port transport

Dear Valued Customer,

Please be aware of the recent bridge closure on a significant route used for transport to and from the Port of
Charleston due to a broken cable. The closure may last for several weeks while the bridge is being repaired.

We have received information from our carriers that delays are likely, and additional Congestion and Waiting Time fees
may be incurred.

If there are any questions please feel free reach out to your account representative.

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Exclusion Extension – Steel and Aluminum Tariff Updates

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be advised of the following update regarding the extension of some exempt countries effective May 1,
2018 for the Steel and Aluminum tariff updates:

Source: NCBFAA – National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.

In a Presidential Proclamation released on April 30, President Trump has extended an exemption from higher steel import
duties until June 1 for Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil and the European Union. After June 1,
only Argentina, Australia, Brazil and South Korea will be exempt. An exemption for aluminum duties that applies to
Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Brazil and the European Union has also been extended to June 1 but, after that
date, it will only apply to Argentina, Australia, and Brazil.
More detailed Information on this topic as well as entry summary filing instructions can be found in CSMS# 18-000315.
In addition, aluminum articles from South Korea are subject to the Section 232 import duties. Importers may receive a
quota hold message for imports of such articles, but a quota is not in effect for imports of aluminum from South Korea.
However, according to CSMS# 18-000316, iron or steel products imported from South Korea are subject to absolute
quota.
NOTE: According to CBP, no drawback shall be available with respect to the Section 232 duties imposed on any
aluminum or steel article.

If there are any questions please feel free to contact your account representative.

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Airfreight Surcharge Increase from Europe, effective May 7, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Please see the following notice regarding the Airfreight Surcharge from Europe, which will increase effective May 7, 2018.
Please be informed that, effective May 7th, 2018, the Airfreight Surcharge out of Europe will increase from EUR/kg 0,75 to EUR/kg 0,80.
If there are any questions please feel free reach out to your account representative.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective May 15, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective May 15, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: May 15, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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Exclusion Information Update – Steel and Aluminum Tariff Updates

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be advised of the following updated details regarding the Steel and Aluminum tariff updates on exempt
countries through April 30, 2018:

“Trade Policy Update: March 23, 2018

Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962

BACKGROUND:
On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into
the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for
additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018. See the Federal Register, 83 FR
11619 and 83 FR 11625, March 15, 2018. On March 22, 2018, the President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports
of Steel and Aluminum into the United States.

These duty requirements are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or
after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 23, 2018.

COMMODITY:
Steel mill and aluminum articles, as specified in the Presidential Proclamations.

COUNTRIES COVERED BY THE EXEMPTION:
March 23, 2018 through April 30, 2018: All countries of origin except Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South
Korea, Brazil and member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

As of May 1, 2018: All countries of origin.

Please note this is based on the country of origin, not the country of export.”
If there are any questions please feel free to contact your account representative.

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General Rate Increase from Far East to USA and Canada, effective April 15, 2018

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following carrier notification of General Rate Increase (GRI) effective April 15, 2018.

General Rate Increase (GRI) from Far East to USA and Canada

Effective Date: April 15, 2018 (cargo receipt date at origin)
Scope: From all origins in the Far East
To all USA and Canada destinations

GRI: USD 1080 per 20′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40′ (all types)
USD 1200 per 40’HC (all types)
USD 1520 per 45′ (all types)

The GRI and PSS will apply to Dry & Refrigerated cargo as well as to special cargo in Open Tops and Flat Racks.

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