When: Effective 6/22/18
What: 25% tariff on US Made products
Which: Items impacted include but are not limited to: motorcycles, corn, rice, grains, whiskey, cigars, cigarettes, eye make-up, manicure/pedicure preps, t-shirts, jeans, pants, shorts, footwear, steel items, steel hardware, and playing cards

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When: Effective 7/1/18
What: 25% on steel (and items thereof); 10% on all other products
Which: Items include but are not limited to: steel products, aluminum products, yogurt, coffee, james, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, mayo, salad dressing, candy, soup, water, whiskey, manicure products, hair spray, shaving balms, body wash, various toiletries, candles, tableware, kitchenware, paper products, wood chairs, sleeping bags, pillows, bedding, playing cards, ballpoint pens

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When: Effective 7/5/2018
What: Various (between 5-25%)
Which: Items include but are not limited to: meat, cheeses, agricultural products, bourbon (whiskey), steel, boats, tubes

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When: Effective 7/6/2018
What: 15-25% tariff on various US made products
Which: Items include but are not limited to: fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, wine, ginseng, stainless steel pipes, pork products, aluminum scrap

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Effective June 1, 2018, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has enforced Announcement No. 56 adjusting the shipment manifest requirements on import and export shipments. This requirement applies to small package, cargo, air and ocean freight and common carriage movements into and out of China.

For these shipments to and from China, specific shipper and receiver information must be transmitted to China Customs prior to the arrival or departure of the shipment(s) into and out of China. Notable commercial invoice requirements for this change are:

  • Shipper and receiver contact information
  • Shipper and receiver enterprise codes*
  • Specificity of the goods being shipped

If the new shipment manifest requirements are not adopted, shipments into and out of China may be delayed. Please review the GACC Announcement No.56 details for more information regarding these changes.

*Enterprise code refers to the code that the shipper/receiver registered in their country’s authority for doing business; definitions vary by country.


South Korea:

When: Now
What: Korean consumers must present their PCC – personal customs code which eventually they will need in order to import goods but in the meantime they can provide their date of birth. (Your customers that ship to South Korea will need to begin to ask for this information in order to streamline shipments through customs *for no delays; they may take no action but this type of international expertise is great for you to share with them as it shows you are the international leaders for all 3PL’s)
Which: All B2C shipments to individual consumers



When: Effective 7/6/2018
What: 25% tariff on various Chinese made products (with entered value of $801 or more)
Which: Items include but are not limited to: aircraft tires, scales, cranes, industrial equipment, oil and gas drilling parts, bulldozers, backhoes, machinery, ball bearings, AC/DC generators, transformers, magnets, batteries, radar and radio equipment, parts for televisions, video recording equipment, resistors, circuit breakers, LEDs, microscopes, telescopes, lasers, imaging equipment, navigational equipment, medical equipment (X-rays, pacemakers), scientific equipment