Amended HTSUS numbers for China tariff exclusions

“Effective January 27, 2022, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will implement certain changes to statistical reporting categories in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). As a result of these changes, USTR is making three conforming amendments to product exclusion extensions in the above-titled investigation under Section 301.”


Port congestion spreading across U.S.

“Container ships are backing up off coastlines from Oakland, Calif., to Charleston, S.C., because of a record flow of boxes into and out of the country combined with worker shortages triggered by Covid-19’s fast-spreading Omicron variant.”

[Hellenic Shipping News]

White House mulls extension of Trump-era solar tariffs, with tweaks
“The White House is now considering extending the tariffs on solar panels and cells. But its plan would double the amount of cells that can be imported before the levies kick in to 5 gigawatts per year from 2.5, the sources said. The United States typically imports far less than 5 GW per year of cells.”

[Economic Times]

Singapore, Pacific Alliance countries sign trade agreement

“The deal will aid cooperation in the energy, infrastructure, digital and food industries, as well as shipping and port logistics, Colombia's government said.”


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