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CHINESE AND CANADIAN TARIFFS

July 2018 

NEXT ROUND OF CHINESE TARIFFS TO TOP $200 BILLION

In response to China's retaliatory tariffs, U.S. Trade Representatives proposed a modification of the U.S.'s initial tariff list, adding an additional 10% duty on products from China. The annual trade value is estimated at approximately $200 billion. The list is extremely lengthy but includes a fair amount of products that impact the promotional products space.   Products include: hats and headwear, embroidery; paper dishes and cups; sacks and bags and LEDs.   The first wave of taxation began July 7 and proposed surcharges will undergo a two month review process closing at the end of August.

 

10% CANADIAN TARIFF ON SELECT PROMO ITEMS

The latest rounds of retaliatory tariffs from Canada have been published and includes several items with direct ties to the promotional industry.   The total value of the goods is roughly $12.8 billion U.S. dollars. A 10% countermeasure (surcharge) will be applied to the following items:  Ballpoint pens, postcards, plastic sacks and bags, tableware, assorted paper goods and others.

 

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE TO BEGIN SUNDAY PACKAGE DELIVERIES

Teamster negotiators say they have reached a handshake deal on a new 5-year contract with UPS that would raise pay for existing workers but also create a new category of lower-paid drivers to handle weekend deliveries. The two sides have been in talks for months in one of the biggest collective bargaining agreements in the US. The hybrid-driver role would allow UPS, which now delivers on Saturdays in some markets, to start regular Sunday delivery of packages, a service the U.S. Postal Service provides for customers such as Amazon.com.