Global Chamber® encourages you to stay in touch with the latest on trade wars and tariffs throughout the fall and for as long as the United States continues to disrupt global trade with China and the EU, and even with Mexico and Canada. Member Dickinson Wright has been alerting us as the United States Trade Representative announces tariffs and other sanctions, country by country. The good news is that progress is expected this summer on further understanding and finalization of tariffs. Written comments on proposed tariffs were due earlier in August, and a full hearing was to be held toward the end of August in Washington, D.C. Post-hearing rebuttal filings needed to be filed by August 30, 2018. Then Dickinson Wright anticipates the new tariffs will come into force in early September.
The U.S. Administration has been considering written submission and testimony during the first wave of tariffs as more than 500 tariff lines were removed from the final determinations based on objections from companies. At any time should you review the proposed tariffs and find that your products will be subject to an additional 10-percent tariff, we encourage you to file written comments as soon as possible. Dickinson Wright is available to assist in this process at any time. Our key resource at Dickinson Wright is Daniel D. Ujczo, practice group chair for International and Regional Practices. He is shown in the photo at a globinar broadcast across the U.S. from Global Chamber headquarters at SkySong.
Doug Bruhnke is CEO and founder of Global Chamber®.