USTR has granted an exclusion from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 2 goods from mainland China to skateboards with electric power for propulsion, of a power not exceeding 250 watts, classified under HTSUS 8711.60.0050. Additionally, the agency has converted an exclusion of a specially prepared product description for certain silicone to an exclusion of a 10-digit tariff line (3910.00.0000). More
Brazilian authorities have announced the addition of 446 items to a list of foreign capital goods and IT and telecom goods that benefit from duty-free treatment under the Ex-Tarifario regime, down from 14 or 16 percent. Many of these goods could potentially be imported from mainland China and/or Hong Kong. More
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended from 21 February to 6 April the deadline for public input on a proposal to amend the energy test procedures for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers and miscellaneous refrigeration products. More
At the Global Tech Summit held last December during the Business of IP Asia Forum 2019, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, entrepreneurs from the city analysed success cases where innovative technologies give rise to commercial applications - thanks to companies that keep pace with the times and seize opportunities.
Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from mainland China have been announced by USTR. Affected products include certain fabrics, non-woven disposable headgear, man-made fibre stuff sacks, leather covers for telecommunications devices, wood flooring, desk accessories of medium density fibreboard, digital electronic scales and toddler beds of wood. More
Medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, microelectronics and strategic raw materials are among the sectors whose supply chains could be impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in mainland China, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service. More