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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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Growing Markets for U.S. Agricultural Exports: Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma

Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar) are part of the fastest developing region in the world and account for roughly 221 million of Southeast Asia’s population.
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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 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....
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Tunisia: Import Financing Restored for Consumer Products

Effective December 21, 2018, Tunisia repealed its ban on import financing for select imported consumer goods it deemed as “non-essential,” which earlier came into effect October 27, 2017....
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
China announced its annual tariff revisions a month early this year, with tariff reductions on select commodities set to become effective on December 1, 2017, instead of the usual January 1, 2018....
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Tunisia: No More Import Financing for Consumer Products

Effective October 27, Tunisian banks stopped financing the importation of non-essential consumer products, adversely impacting between $5-30 million of U.S. food and agricultural sales.