DLA Piper has experience in customs legislation and trade agreements. If you have any questions or ask for additional advice, please contact us. 10. U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, Appendix I: Japan`s Tariffs and Customs Provisions, I-B-5-1; ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/japan/Annex_I_Tariffs_and_Tariff-Related_Provisions_of_Japan.pdf. Japan has requested ratification by submitting the agreements to its bicameral legislation, the National Parliament. On November 19, 2019, the lower house of Parliament, the House of Representatives, voted on both agreements. On 4 December 2019, the Landtag approved the agreements after adoption by the Council, the House of Lords of the Landtag. In the absence of congressional approval in the United States, President Trump signed the agreements himself on December 26, 2019. Both agreements came into force on January 1, 2020. 2. ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2019/december/ambassador-lighthizer-lauds-japan#.
5. ustr.gov/countries-regions/japan-korea-apec/japan. CBP indicated that its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be able to process claims arising from the U.S.-Japan trade agreement as of January 14. For products imported between January 1 and January 13, importers may apply for preferential tariff treatment retroactively by the Post Summary Correction (PSC), with CBP able to issue customs refunds if the goods meet the required requirements.5 Further indications may be given when HTSUS is updated to include General Note 36. 12. General Note 4 (a) (k) in Schedule II of the trade agreement. ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/japan/Annex_II_Tariffs_and_Tariff-Related_Provisions_of_the_United_States.pdf. 15. U.S.
Customs and Border Services, CSMS #41149692, U.S.-Japan trade agreement: information on the request for preferential treatment. www.cbp.gov/trade/free-trade-agreements/japan. 6. EY Global Tax Alert, USTR grants new exclusions for lists 1, 2 and 3 for products originating in China; The United States and Japan agree on trade and digital trade on September 27, 2019. 9 www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-secured-tremendous-victory-american-farmers-businesses-new-japan-trade-agreements/. Negotiators have tried to circumvent the request “essentially all” by viewing the agreement as step one on the road to a possible free trade agreement, but skeptics doubt that President Trump is willing to bring down tariffs on jobs such as cars, which would be essential as part of a broader deal.