XA International Trade Advisors


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International trade increases in volume and complexity every year. As we move from an era of opening markets, through the depression of 2008, we find more companies requesting more protection in more countries. Trade keeps increasing but cost through compliance, duties and other barriers to trade keep adding layers that make actual trading more difficult.

XA understands these complexities and has been advising companies on how to navigate this complex terrain for years. From anti-dumping to duty removals.

From disputes with Customs to planning so these disputes can be avoided, XA understands.


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Import duties on sugar and wheat revised

By |September 16th, 2017|Duty Changes implemented, Trade Policy Conversations, Uncategorized|

Sugar and wheat are essential commodities used in the manufacturing of many basic food stuffs. In its last investigation covering duties on sugar and wheat, ITAC found that although sugar prices have generally fluctuated in the last few years, the impact on food inflation on consumer products is small or negligible.  Although that may be [...]

Safeguard duty imposed on hot rolled steel

By |August 14th, 2017|Duty Changes implemented, Trade Policy Conversations|

Background to the safeguard In March 2016, ArcelorMittal requested a safeguard duty to be imposed on hot rolled steel products, classified under tariff headings 72.08, 7211.14, 7211.19, 7225.30, 7225.40, 7225.99, 7226.91 and 7226.99. This application has been approved with a 12% safeguard duty being imposed with effect from 11 August 2017. However, the duty will [...]