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USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices, each amending the scope of an existing China 301 exclusion. In its first notice involving an exclusion issued under China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action), the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(x)(21) to subchapter III of chapter […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

On August 10, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain additional expiring China 301 List 4 tariff exclusions should be extended. To date, the USTR has issued eight notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On August 6, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain exclusions from the China 301 List 3 tariffs (the $200 billion trade action) set to expire of August 7, 2020.   The extensions will run through December 31, 2020. Unless extended under the current action or prior actions, exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS

On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 10 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.  The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 1 EXCLUSIONS

On July 31, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain China 301 List 1 tariff exclusions, scheduled to expire on October 2, 2020, should be extended. The USTR is seeking comments as to whether extensions of up to twelve months should be granted for […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On July 28, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, three sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 2. The first set of exclusions is scheduled to expire on […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING EXCLUSIONS

On July 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 64 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.  The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

On July 16, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain additional expiring China 301 List 4 tariff exclusions should be extended. To date, the USTR has issued six notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS TO SEC. 301 PRODUCTS

On July 15, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products while the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified. The newly announced exclusion relates to China 301 List 2 (which is part of the $16 billion trade […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THE MODIFICATION OF VARIOUS CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On July 14, 2020, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the modification of 17 China 301 List 3 exclusions as described below: Original Language Amended Language Bolts of alloy steel other than stainless steel, with shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more, valued not over $0.10 per kg (described in […]