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Member Exclusive – Beltway Report: Congress Orders Investigation and report on Impacts of Sec. 232 & 301 Tariffs
Dear Member: The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened two investigations into the economic impacts of the Section 301 tariffs on China and the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. Announced on May 10th, the investigation will look directly into US trade, production, and prices in industries most affected by the current tariffs. Parties looking to […]
Dear Member: On Tuesday, May 3rd, USTR announced its statutory four-year review of the Section 301 tariffs imposed on $370 billion in imports from China under the Trade Act of 1974. Under statute, these tariffs are required to expire on the four-year anniversary of their specific imposition (July 6, 2022 and August 23, 2022 – […]
The US Postal Service is proposing to amend its mailing standards through the Domestic Mail Manual by adding new subsections to establish parcel selvage standards and to clarify how to measure parcels prepared in soft packaging. Industry only has until April 25th to submit comments. Please review the requirements (linked above) carefully with your fulfillment management team in order to ensure that […]
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