CONTINUEThis site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.
  1. Front Page
  2. News By Topic
  3. Obama Implements Various Trade Tariff Changes

Obama Implements Various Trade Tariff Changes

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

27 December 2016


President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation that tidies up various outstanding trade tariff issues, including the implementation of US tariff preferences for Nepal and the Central African Republic.

The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 enabled President Obama to designate certain articles as eligible for duty-free treatment when imported from Nepal if, after receiving the advice of the US International Trade Commission, he determined that such articles are not import-sensitive (that US producers of the articles will suffer little as a result of the tariff removal).

With effect from December 30, 2016, imports of certain textile and apparel goods can be imported duty-free from Nepal under the US Generalized System of Preferences program, as long as they have been manufactured in Nepal, Nepal is classified as their country of origin, and they have been imported directly from Nepal.

In addition, the proclamation also reinstates the Central African Republic as a beneficiary under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allows almost all goods produced in AGOA-eligible countries to enter the US market duty-free. The country had been removed from the program in 2003.

Finally, the document also implements necessary tariff adjustments under US trade treaties with Israel, Oman, and Panama, and under the Dominican Republic-Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) free trade agreement.

TAGS: tax | Nicaragua | tariffs | Israel | Central African Republic | Costa Rica | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Guatemala | United States | tax breaks | import duty | trade | El Salvador | Honduras | Nepal | Oman | Panama | Africa

To see today's news, click here.

Leave a comment

Read our Posting Guidelines

 






Close

Password Reminder

Please enter your email address to receive a password reminder.

 






Tax-News Reviews

Cyprus Review

A review and forecast of Cyprus's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Cyprus Review »

Malta Review

A review and forecast of Malta's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Malta Review »

Jersey Review

A review and forecast of Jersey's international business, legal and investment climate.

Visit Jersey Review »

Budget Review

A review of the latest budget news and government financial statements from around the world.

Visit Budget Review »



Tax-News+ Updates

Receive FREE daily updates from Tax-News.com, straight to your inbox. Register Now!

For a tailored solution, choose to receive selected news updates for your preferred jurisdictions and topics, with our enhanced Tax-News+ subscriber service. Read more...

 

Stay Updated

Please enter your email address to join the Tax-News.com mailing list. View previous newsletters.

By subscribing to our newsletter service, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.


To manage your mailing list preferences, please click here »