Those seeking to take advantage of the tariff benefits stemming from the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement should ensure their products comply with rules-of-origin requirements to avoid fines and back duty assessments.
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China: China Announces a New Round of Tariff Exclusions

On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
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South Korea: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides minimal updates compared to the previous year’s report.
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Japan: Safeguards in US-Japan Trade Agreement

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
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China: China Announces Increases to Additional Tariffs

On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
On June 24, 2019, President Putin signed decree No. 293 extending Russia’s ban on the import of agricultural products from the countries that applied economic sanctions against Russia....
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
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Morocco: Food Processing Ingredients

Morocco, a U.S. Free Trade Agreement partner, has been an occasionally good yet price-sensitive market for U.S. food processing ingredients.
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.