US extending tariff exemptions on medical products from China

The United States is extending for another six months exemptions from punitive tariffs for some medical products from China, the US Trade Representative announced Friday. The exclusions from import duties, which were set to expire Tuesday, “cover 81 medical-care products needed to address the Covid-19 pandemic,” USTR said. The exemptions were first announced in December […]

4% tariff fails to curb cement imports

The safeguard duty imposed by the Department of Trade and Industry has had no impact at all as cement imports maintained an upward trend in the first quarter.