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U.S. Government Issues Warning to Businesses to Abandon Supply Chains Connected to China’s Xinjiang Region   As concerns over crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region of China continue to rise, the U.S. government is intensifying its efforts to persuade businesses to abandon supply chains connected to the region.  Harsher and broader warnings about conducting […]

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Demand has continued to build in the weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday, which is February 11 – February 26 this year, and the shipping industry is bracing for the surge to continue through the lunar holiday as China tries to maintain momentum in its recovering economy.  Continued efforts to restock depleted inventories, the booming eCommerce industry (which soared 34% in 2020 and is expected to climb 16% in 2021), and growing manufacturing activity are fueling the demand. 

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Many American businesses have found themselves unable to obtain refunds of duties paid on excluded China Section 301 products because the product exclusions were not granted until after their import entries were liquidated.   Due to the delay by the U.S. Trade Representative in granting the Section 301 tariff exclusions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has […]

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