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DOC PROPOSES CHANGES TO ITS ADD/CVD REGULATIONS, INCLUDING ASSESSING ADD/CVD RETROACTIVELY ON MERCHANDISE SUBJECT TO SCOPE AND ANTI-CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has published proposed changes to its regulations governing antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. Most significantly, DOC proposes to overhaul its scope Regulations so that its affirmative scope and anti-circumvention decisions would apply retroactively to all unliquidated entries – including shipments entered prior to the initiation of […]

US-EU TRADE UPDATE: US AND EU AGREE TO REDUCE TARIFFS ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND THE EU ASKS THE US TO WITHDRAW TARIFFS IN CONNECTION WITH THE LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPUTE

On August 21, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Joint Statement with the European Union Trade Commission to announce the first tariff reductions between the US and EU in over 20 years. The tariff reductions will be retroactive to August 1, 2020.  The US will reduce tariff rates by […]

USTR REVISES LIST OF EU GOODS SUBJECT TO LARGE AIRCRAFT SEC. 301 RETALIATORY TARIFFS

On August 12, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued the modified list (Annex 2, section 2) of European Union (“E.U.”) goods subject to Sec. 301 retaliatory tariffs in connection with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) case against E.U. large aircraft subsidies. While approximately 24,000 comments were filed in response to the USTR’s request […]

ADDITIONAL 25% SECTION 301 DUTIES ON FRENCH HANDBAGS AND COSMETICS IN RETALIATION FOR DIGITAL SERVICES TAX

On July 10, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced an additional 25% Section 301 duties on various handbag and cosmetic products from France effective January 6, 2021. These retaliatory duties will be imposed in response to France’s planned Digital Services Tax (“DST”), which the USTR determined is discriminatory and unreasonably […]

POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION IN CONNECTION WITH THE U.S. ENFORCEMENT OF WTO RIGHTS IN LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPUTE

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) is considering a modification to the list of products from the European Union (“EU”) and United Kingdom (“UK”) subject to Section 301 tariffs and an increase of the additional duties up to 100%. The tariffs were initially imposed on October 18, 2019 in response to a […]

FTC SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE CARE LABELING RULE

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a draft notice seeking public comment on a proposed repeal of the Care Labeling rule for Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”). The notice is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the near future. The Care Labeling Rule requires manufacturers and […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 2 PRODUCTS AND A TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUS EXCLUSION

On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional product description will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusion relates to items on China 301 List 2 (the $16 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff of […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TWO PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 119 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions 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 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

GDLSK ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF COUNSEL

GDLSK is pleased to announce that Brandon M. Petelin (https://www.gdlsk.com/people/brandon-m-petelin/) has accepted an invitation to become “of counsel” to the firm and will continue to practice in the firm’s Washington DC office, where he focuses on representing foreign companies and U.S. importers in international trade matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade […]

RELATED PARTY ROYALTIES HELD TO BE NON-DUTIABLE

In Trimil SA vs United States, Slip Op 19-161, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled that payments made by the importer to parties related to the sellers of the imported merchandise for advertising fees and trademark royalties (collectively “fees”) were not part of dutiable value. The holding in this case is significant for […]