The USTR (US Trade Representative) has issued a press release on May 8 indicating that Tranche 3 Tariffs will increase to 25% May 10, 2019.  The increase will affect goods based on two different date parameters. First, products that have been entered for consumption or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 am EDT May 10. 2019.  Second, products exported to the US on or after May 10, 2019, will be subject to the tariff increase from 10% to 25%.

Tranche 3 Tariffs

The USTR will establish an exclusion process for products classified within the tariff subheading covered by the tranche three lists.

The entire USTR notes can be read here https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-09/html/2019-09681.htm

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Below are the CBP definitions for Export Date and Exporting Country.

EXPORT DATE For merchandise exported by vessel, record the month, day, and year (MM/DD/YYYY), on which the carrier departed the last port in the exporting country. For merchandise exported by air, record the month, day, and year (MM/DD/YYYY), on which the aircraft departed the last airport in the exporting country. For overland shipments from Canada or Mexico and shipments where the port of lading is located outside the exporting country (e.g., goods are exported from Switzerland but laden and shipped from Hamburg, Germany), record the month, day, and year (MM/DD/YYYY), that the goods crossed the border of the exporting country (Switzerland in this example). For mail shipments, record the month, day, and year (MM/DD/YYYY) of export as noted on the Notice to Addressee, CBP Form 3509. For goods entering the customs territory from a U.S. FTZ, leave blank. When an entry summary covers merchandise with more than one date of export, record the word “MULTI” in this block. In column 27, directly below the line number, indicate the date corresponding to each line item. Where line items are segregated by invoice, indicate the date corresponding to each invoice. For textile merchandise, refer to additional requirements listed under VISA NUMBER/CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY/EXPORT CERTIFICATE in Column 33(d) instructions

EXPORTING COUNTRY Record the exporting country utilizing the ISO country code located in Annex B of the HTS. Page 8 The country of exportation is the country of which the merchandise was last part of the commerce and from which the merchandise was shipped to the U.S. without contingency of diversion. When an entry summary covers merchandise from more than one country of export, record the word “MULTI” in this block. In column 27, directly below the line number, prefixed with the letter “E,” indicate the ISO code corresponding to each line item. Where line items are segregated by invoice, indicate the ISO code corresponding to each invoice. For merchandise entering the customs territory from a U.S. FTZ, if multiple countries of export are involved, indicate the country of export with the greatest value. In the case where the merchandise is U.S. goods returned and the filer opts to pay the duty and report only the Chapter 1 – 97 HTS number, report the country of invoice or exportation. Country of export U.S. will not be acceptable when country of origin is U.S.

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