Livingston International http://www.daowan39.com Simplify Trade Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:38:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CITT Notice of Expiry of Finding on Concrete Reinforcing Bar http://www.daowan39.com/citt-notice-of-expiry-of-finding-on-concrete-reinforcing-bar/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:37:47 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48783 November 5, 2019 – On October 18, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave a Notice of Expiry of the finding made on January 9, 2015, concerning the dumping of certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar originating in or exported from China, Korea and Turkey and the subsidizing of said goods originating or exported from China.... Read more »

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November 5, 2019 – On October 18, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) gave a Notice of Expiry of the finding made on January 9, 2015, concerning the dumping of certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar originating in or exported from China, Korea and Turkey and the subsidizing of said goods originating or exported from China. The finding is scheduled to expire on January 8, 2020.

For complete product description of the subject goods as well as exclusions, please refer to the case in the Measures in Force.

The subject goods are usually classified under HS codes 7213.10.00.00, 7214.20.00.00, 7215.90.00.90 and 7227.90.00.90. However, these classification numbers are for ease of reference only. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Interested firms, organizations, persons or governments wishing to make submissions on whether an expiry review is warranted must file a notice of participation with the CITT on or before November 4, 2019.

On November 5, 2019, the CITT will distribute the list of participants. The deadline for filing submissions is November 12, 2019. If there are opposing views, each party may file a response no later than November 22, 2019.

Documents should be filed electronically through the CITT Secure E-filing Service. Only one electronic copy is required.

The CITT will issue a decision by December 9, 2019, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the CITT decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the finding will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the CITT decides that an expiry review is warranted, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

Further details regarding this proceeding, including submission dates, filing procedures, and a schedule of key events, are contained in the CITT’s Notice of Expiry of Finding.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

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USTR Considers Extending China Section 301 List 1 Exclusions http://www.daowan39.com/ustr-considers-extending-china-section-301-list-1-exclusions/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:38:25 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48775 November 5, 2019 – The first round of Section 301 List 1 exclusions for Chinese origin products are set to expire on December 27, 2019.? The U.S. Trade Representative announced they are considering extending particular exclusions for another year. They will begin accepting comments on whether to consider extending the exclusion timeframe. Interested importers seeking... Read more »

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November 5, 2019 – The first round of Section 301 List 1 exclusions for Chinese origin products are set to expire on December 27, 2019.? The U.S. Trade Representative announced they are considering extending particular exclusions for another year.

They will begin accepting comments on whether to consider extending the exclusion timeframe. Interested importers seeking an opportunity to file remarks may do so, with comments being accepted beginning November 1, 2019, through November 31, 2019.

Extensions on each exclusion will be evaluated on a case-by-case base.? The focus will be on whether a product is still only available from China, or whether new sources are now available, and any efforts taken by importers to resource product.

Two forms will be used:

  • Form A, will be used to submit comments, using the public docket at http://www.regulations.gov, and Docket Number USTR-2019-0019.
  • Form B, which contains Business Confidential Information, is to be submitted by importers/and or purchasers of the products covered by an exclusion, along with Form A. Form B will not be posted on the public docket, but is to be submitted along with a copy of the completed Form A, via email to 301bciextensions@ustr.eop.gov

List 1 Section 301 duties on Chinese origin product went into effect on July 1, 2018, with goods subject to 25% additional duties. The first round of exclusions were granted on December 28, 2018, and use exclusion HTS 9903.88.05.

If you have any questions regarding submitting comments on extending Section 301 exclusions for the first tranche of List 1 Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

 

 

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GSP and AGOA Modifications for Ukraine, Thailand, and Other Countries http://www.daowan39.com/gsp-and-agoa-modifications-for-ukraine-thailand-and-other-countries/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:00:41 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48770 November 4, 2019 – The President issued a Proclamation restoring duty free treatment to certain products from the Ukraine under the General System of Preferences (GSP), after progress was made in providing protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), effective October 31, 2019. The Proclamation also designated the Republic of Mail as a lesser developed beneficiary... Read more »

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November 4, 2019 – The President issued a Proclamation restoring duty free treatment to certain products from the Ukraine under the General System of Preferences (GSP), after progress was made in providing protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), effective October 31, 2019.

The Proclamation also designated the Republic of Mail as a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), effective November 24, 2019.

The GSP country name ‘Macedonia’ has been changed to ‘North Macedonia’, in General Note 4(a).

GSP will be removed for certain products from Thailand, effective April 25, 2020, due to Thailand not taking steps in recognizing worker’s rights.

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) also announced they are opening new GSP eligibility reviews for South Africa (due to IPR issues), and to Azerbaijan (based on worker’s rights).

The USTR also closed GSP eligibility reviews, without loss of GSP eligibility for three countries:

  • Bolivia and Iraq (based on improvements in worker’s rights); and
  • Uzbekistan (based on improvements in IPR protection).

Lastly, the USTR announced the President intends to terminate AGOA benefits for Cameroon, effective January 1, 2020, due to persistent violations of internationally recognized human rights. The U.S. will monitor these violations before a final decision is made.

If you have any questions regarding these changes to GSP and AGOA, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

 

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Government of Canada initiates expiry review concerning carbon steel fasteners http://www.daowan39.com/government-of-canada-initiates-expiry-review-concerning-carbon-steel-fasteners/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:35:18 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48766 November 4, 2019 – On October 28, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its order made on January 5, 2015, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China and Taiwan and the subsidizing of said goods originating or exported from China. As a... Read more »

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November 4, 2019 – On October 28, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) initiated an expiry review of its order made on January 5, 2015, concerning the dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or exported from China and Taiwan and the subsidizing of said goods originating or exported from China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, on October 29, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an expiry review investigation to determine whether the expiry of the above finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods.

The CBSA will make a determination no later than March 26, 2020, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by April 9, 2020.

For detailed product descriptions of the subject goods and their tariff classification numbers as well as a list of the products excluded from the finding, please refer to the Measures in Force.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA has forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers and exporters/foreign producers and the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters/foreign producers who have not received a letter and wish to provide a response to the questionnaire or have additional questions concerning the expiry review are advised to contact:

Manshun Tong: 613-954-1666

Jo?l Joyal: 613-954-7173

Or by e-mail to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by December 5, 2019.

The complete CITT Notice of Expiry Review containing additional information and an expiry review schedule is available on the CITT website.

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Importer Cotton Assessment Fee to be Increased Effective December 16, 2019 http://www.daowan39.com/importer-cotton-assessment-fee-to-be-increased-effective-december-16-2019/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 20:32:56 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48761 October 31, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.? The effective date is December 16, 2019, without further action or notice, unless significant adverse comment is received by... Read more »

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October 31, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.? The effective date is December 16, 2019, without further action or notice, unless significant adverse comment is received by November 14, 2019.

The current assessment rate on imported cotton is $0. 011905 per kilogram. The revised assessment rate is $0.012222 per kilogram, an increase of $0.000317 per kilogram. ?This reflects the increase in the average weighted price of Upland cotton received by U.S. farmers during the period January through December 2018, assuring both importers and domestic parties are assessed at the same rate.? ?AMS also amended the Import Assessment Table which identifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification numbers subject to this assessment, the corresponding conversion factor and the assessment rate for that HTS.

Revenue generated by these assessments is used to finance research and promotion programs designed to increase consumer demand for upland cotton in the U.S. and international markets.

If you have any questions regarding the increase in importers cotton assessment fee, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

 

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WTO Initiates Rules of Origin New Searchable Database Tool http://www.daowan39.com/wto-initiates-rules-of-origin-new-searchable-database-tool/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:54:55 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48724 October 29, 2019 – The World Trade Organization is partnering with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Customs Organization (WCO) in an initiative which will enable firms to take fuller advantages of benefits under free trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements by helping them comply with product rules of origin requirements. Presented to WTO... Read more »

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October 29, 2019 – The World Trade Organization is partnering with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Customs Organization (WCO) in an initiative which will enable firms to take fuller advantages of benefits under free trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements by helping them comply with product rules of origin requirements.

Presented to WTO members at a 17 October meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin, the Rules of Origin Facilitator provides firms with free access to a unique searchable database on duty savings in trade agreements, and the corresponding rules of origin. Users can search the tool by product name or product code, and access original documentation, including certificates of origin.

Rules of Origin Facilitator is the first comprehensive global online resource on tariffs, trade agreements and rules of origin designed with SMEs in mind. The tool enables you in a few clicks to find out import duties in foreign markets applicable to your product, available duty savings, detailed rules of origin, and certification procedures.

The Rules of Origin Facilitator is a global public tool and is free to all users.

Availability of this information will help reduce transaction costs and make it easier for firms to claim reduced or zero duty rates under free trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements.? The information will be of particular benefit to small and medium-size firms by allowing them to access the information through an easy-to-navigate system.

Rules of origin are the criteria used to define where a product was made and are important for implementing other trade policy measures, including preferences in favour of developing countries or least developed countries (LDCs). Each preferential agreement has its own specific obligations regarding the certification and transportation of goods.

The Rules of Origin Facilitator is the most comprehensive tool of its kind available, covering product-specific rules of origin as well as provisions on origin certification in more than 300 agreements and applied by more than 190 countries. The goal is to expand coverage to include not only all preferential schemes currently in force worldwide, but also to cover non-preferential rules of origin requirements.

The Rules of Origin Facilitator has benefitted from WTO notifications regarding preference-granting members. Twenty-two WTO members with tariff preferences for LDCs have notified their programs to the WTO.? The detailed origin requirements and notifications can be found in the WTO’s Preferential Trade Arrangements Database.

Visit the World Trade Organization (WTO) website to learn more on who they are and what they do.

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Incoterms 2020 Changes in Effect January 1, 2020 http://www.daowan39.com/incoterms-2020-changes-in-effect-january-1-2020/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48720 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the Incoterms 2020 update of their international trade terms for the sale of goods. The new version of Incoterms 2020 takes effect as of January 1, 2020. The Incoterms rules define the division of responsibilities between a seller and a buyer for the tasks, costs and risks... Read more »

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the Incoterms 2020 update of their international trade terms for the sale of goods. The new version of Incoterms 2020 takes effect as of January 1, 2020.

The Incoterms rules define the division of responsibilities between a seller and a buyer for the tasks, costs and risks involved in delivering merchandise. First introduced in 1936, they have been revised on a regular basis to reflect changes in international trade; since 1980 they’ve been updated every 10 years. The Incoterms revisions are changed in style and substance, improve certain aspects of the Incoterms and includes a detailed explanation of how to choose the most appropriate Incoterms rule for a sale contract.

The Incoterms 2020 consider of the growth of the economy, increasing attention to security in the transportation of goods, insurance coverage flexibility and on-board bill of lading under Free Carrier (FCA) rule.

Some of the new issues and changes in the new edition of the Incoterms 2020 are:

DAT is changing to DPU.
DAT means Delivered-At-Terminal, will be replaced by DPU – Delivery-At-Place Unloaded. DPU mean that the seller delivers the goods and transfers risk to the buyer once the goods unloaded at place of destination agreed. The import customs clearance and related costs remain for the account of the buyer. DPU is basically a DAP Delivered at Place, with unloading. The reference to terminal has been removed to make it more general.

Change of insurance in CIP/CIF.
Cost of Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the seller delivers to the carrier and pays the carriage and insurance to named destination in any mode of transport. For 2020, the same insurance requirements apply but Carriage and Insurance Paid (CIP) has increased the insurance required under this term. The reason is CIF is generally used with bulk goods (waterways only) and CIP (multimodal)I s often used for manufactured goods. This is revised for the need of flexibility depending on the type and transport of goods.

Costs clarification
Incoterms 2020 has all the cost obligations for both buyer and seller. The principle is that the seller is responsible for costs up to the point of delivery and the buyer for costs beyond that. This change is in response to feedback received about the increasing number of disputes about allocation of costs especially those in or around the port of place of delivery.

Security requirements
Transportation security has become the new norm (example: mandatory screening of containers).? Incoterms 2020 brings security related obligations to the forefront in each Incoterm at A4 and A7 of each rule and the costs are featured under A9/B9 of each rule.

FCA and FOB
FOB term is generally used for container shipments, for this the seller takes risks as seller loses control of container on arrival at port and still liable until container is loaded which exposes the seller to cost and risk. FCA has been changed to allow the parties to agree for the buyer to direct the carrier to issue the onboard bill of lading to the seller.

In 2020, the buyer can instruct the carried to issue an on-board bill of lading after loading to the seller. The seller will be obliged to tender the bill of lading to the buyer. When this option is used the seller does not take on an obligation to the buyer in respect of the terms of contract of carriage.

In Incoterms 2020 the explanatory notes for each incoterm has been modified to provide more details and with useful pictures. It is important to use the appropriate Incoterm per contract.

The Guidance Notes that were previously at the start of each individual Incoterms have now been amended to Explanatory Notes for Users section in the new Incoterms 2020 publication.

Obtain your copy of the Incoterms 2020 through the ICC website.

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CBSA Initiation of Normal Value and Export Price Review – Large Line Pipe http://www.daowan39.com/cbsa-initiation-of-normal-value-and-export-price-review-large-line-pipe-2/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:52:43 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48716 October 29, 2019 – On October 22, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a normal value and export price review respecting certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe (large line pipe) exported from Japan to Canada by Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo). Further product details as well as exclusions... Read more »

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October 29, 2019 – On October 22, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of a normal value and export price review respecting certain welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe (large line pipe) exported from Japan to Canada by Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo).

Further product details as well as exclusions and the applicable tariff classification numbers are contained in Appendix 1 of the Notice of Normal Value Review.

If the exporter (Sumitomo Corporation) decides to participate in the normal value review, they are required to provide a complete and accurate response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by November 28, 2019.

Should the exporter not provide a complete response to the RFI by the deadline date, any previous normal values issued to the exporter will be immediately revoked.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

Shawn Ryan: 902-943-1849

Rebecca Akuoko-Asibey: 613-954-7370

Or by Email to: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Additional information and a link to the normal value review schedule is available in the CBSA Notice of Initiation of Normal Value Review.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

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83 Additional China Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Approved http://www.daowan39.com/83-additional-china-section-301-list-3-exclusion-approved/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:14:05 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48701 The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a third round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties on Chinese origin products, found on List 3. All 83 exclusions granted are product specific, covering 95 separate exclusion request, and are effective September 24, 2018, through August 6, 2020. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number 9903.88.33 will be used... Read more »

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The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a third round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties on Chinese origin products, found on List 3.

All 83 exclusions granted are product specific, covering 95 separate exclusion request, and are effective September 24, 2018, through August 6, 2020.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number 9903.88.33 will be used for these excluded products.

Exclusions are available for any product that meets the description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

Refunds for duties previously paid, which are now excluded, may be applied for using a Post Summary Correction (PSC) for unliquidated entries; or a Protest for entries liquidated within the past 180 days.

Importers should contact their Livingston Service representative to request any applicable PSCs or Protests be filed.

If you have any questions regarding Additional Section 301 Exclusions for List 3 Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!? Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com

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SIMA Duties continue on hollow structural sections from Korea and Turkey http://www.daowan39.com/sima-duties-continue-on-hollow-structural-sections-from-korea-and-turkey/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:20:46 +0000 http://www.daowan39.com/?p=48654 October 22, 2019 – On October 16, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its order regarding the expiry review on Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from Korea and Turkey. The CITT has determined that the dumping of the above-mentioned goods would continue to cause injury to the Canadian domestic industry.... Read more »

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October 22, 2019 – On October 16, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its order regarding the expiry review on Certain Hollow Structural Sections originating in or exported from Korea and Turkey.

The CITT has determined that the dumping of the above-mentioned goods would continue to cause injury to the Canadian domestic industry.

This follows the CBSA Expiry Review Decision made on May 9, 2019.

For the complete authoritative product description of the goods, refer to the case in the Measures in Force.

The subject goods are usually classified under HS numbers 7306.30.00.20, 7306.30.00.30, 7306.50.00.00, 7306.61.00.10 and 7306.61.00.20. The HS classification codes are provided for convenience of reference only. Please refer to the product definition for the authoritative details of the subject goods.

Additional information is contained in CITT Order available on the CITT website.

A Statement of Reasons will be available within 15 days on the CITT’s website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.

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