CBP working to curb illicit e-commerce traffic

“Starting Jan. 1, like it has done already along the U.S.-Mexican border, CBP will require Canadian trucking companies to file advance manifests, including those with trailer loads of so-called Section 321 e-commerce shipments.”

[American Shipper]

Trump denying product exclusions from new China tariffs

“The Trump administration hasn’t put a process in place for companies to get exemptions from 10 percent tariffs it’s imposing on $200 billion of Chinese goods, unlike earlier rounds of the duties, four people familiar with the matter said. The U.S has justified its decision by saying that it’s giving companies more than three months to transition their supply chains away from China before it raises tariffs to 25 percent in January, according to one of the people. It’s unclear whether the government will start offering exclusions once that rate increase occurs next year.”


Trade court to review constitutionality of steel tariffs

“‘Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act allows the president nearly unfettered discretion to impose tariffs and create other trade barriers if he simply decides that imports threaten to impair U.S. national security,’ said AIIS President Richard Chriss in a statement at the time of the motion’s filing in late June. ‘At the same time, the law allows tremendous latitude to the president in determining what constitutes a threat. The United States Constitution provides important checks on the president’s power, and the Section 232 trade provision stands in clear violation of that balance.’”

[American Shipper]

Chinese request for retaliation against U.S. in dumping dispute referred to arbitration

“China told the DSB meeting that, as indicated in the United States’ latest status report, the US has not yet initiated any substantive implementation process to address the DSB recommendations in this dispute, other than ‘consulting with the interested parties.’”  

[World Trade Organization]

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