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Keep up with the latest news and updates from National Wiper Alliance, as well as important changes and trends in the non-woven rag and wiper industry.


NWA launches new interactive website

September 12, 2019 – National Wiper Alliance is inviting customers to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing easier access to detailed product information. The site includes extensive product information to help customers understand National Wiper Alliance’s complete range of…

USTR Releases Federal Register Notices for 5% Duty Increase

August 29, 2019 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released two pre-publication Federal Register notices describing plans to increase by 5% duty of Chinese imports. This increase impacts all previous lists, in addition to the upcoming duties on List 4A and 4B in connection with its ongoing Section 301 dispute with…

Trump Administration Announces Additional 5% Duty Increase

August 26, 2019 – The Trump Administration announced over the weekend the plan to increase duties on approximately $550 billion worth of Chinese imports by 5%. This is the result of the Chinese Ministry of Finance’s retaliation to the upcoming duties for “List 4A” and “List 4B”.  According to the United States Trade Representative (USTR),…

China Announces Retaliation to U.S. “List 4” Duties

August 23, 2019 – Today, the Chinese Ministry of Finance announced the intent to retaliate against the U.S. upcoming “List 4A and 4B” duties.  Two separate notices were released. The first notice pertains to additional tariffs of 5 or 10 percent to a list of $75 billion worth of U.S. exports. The exports impacted in…

USTR Announces Next Steps on List 4 Products

August 13, 2019 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the next steps of the imposed additional tariffs 0f 10% on $300 billion of Chinese imports. For the full article, click here. A few months ago a notice was published on the proposed Chinese imports which are referenced as  “List 4”….

REMINDER: Deadline for “List 3” Exclusions – September 3, 2019

August 8, 2019 – Just a reminder, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is still accepting requests from stakeholders for product exclusions from the additional 25% tariffs in effect on “List 3”.  The deadline for submitting List 3 exclusion requests is September 30, 2019. The Trump administration began applying 10% additional duties…

President Trump Announces Target on Chinese Imports

August 2, 2019 – President Trump announces an additional intention to proceed with 10% duties on remaining Chinese imported goods valued at $300 billion. These duties will go into effect on September 1, 2019. In his tweet, he stated: “Our representatives have just returned from China where they had constructive talks having to do with…

Presidents Agree to Continue Talks and Delay Tariffs

July 1, 2019 – President Trump and Chinese President Xi met during the G-20 meeting in Osaka which resulted in agreement to continue negotiations and temporarily halt any release of additional tariffs. The additional tariffs pertain to the infamous “List 4”. There has been no further information on when the next meeting or discussions will…

USTR Releases “List 3” Details for Exclusion Process

June 20, 2019 – The Office of United Trade Representative (USTR) released details about the process on requesting product exclusions from the additional tariffs on “List 3”. As previously shared, China imported products are being targeted for retaliation in connection with the findings of a U.S. “Section 301” investigation. Back in September 2018, the Trump…

USTR Releases Proposed “List 4” for Additional China Imports

May 13, 2019 – Last night, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list, also known as “List 4”, of all good imported from China thus covering almost all remaining Chinese imports. Such list is approximately $300 billion worth of goods which also impose a tariff of up to 25%. Access…