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CIT ISSUES SECOND PROCEDURAL ORDER IN SECTION 301 LITIGATION

On February 16, 2021, the three-judge panel assigned to hear the litigation brought before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) challenging the imposition of List 3 and List 4A Section 301 additional duties on goods from China issued a second procedural order. Included in the court’s order are the following: • The court has […]

CIT ISSUES PROCEDURAL ORDER IN SECTION 301 LITIGATION

On February 10, 2021, the three-judge panel recently assigned to hear the litigation brought before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) challenging the imposition of List 3 and List 4A Section 301 additional duties on goods from China issued its first procedural order. The order provides that a master case number has been created […]

SECTION 301 LITIGATION ASSIGNED TO THREE-JUDGE PANEL

On February 5, 2021, Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu, of the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), issued an order assigning the pending court cases that have been filed to challenge the imposition of additional duties on goods from China under Section 301 (“List 3” and “List 4A”) to a three-judge panel.  While three-judge panels […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON GRANULAR POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE) RESIN FROM INDIA AND RUSSIA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India and Russia ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India and Russia II.  Product: The product covered by this investigation is granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin. PTFE is covered by the scope of this investigation whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer, additives, pigments, […]

CBP ISSUES REGION-WIDE WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS FROM XINJIANG, CHINA

On January 13, 2021, as part of its escalating actions to counter the importation of goods alleged to have been produced using forced labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against cotton products (including apparel and textiles) and tomato products (including tomato seeds, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce) produced […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON R-125 PENTAFLUOROETHANE FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  China ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is pentafluoroethane (“R-125”), or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type or purity level. R-125 has the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number of 354-33-6 and the chemical formula C2HF5. R-125 is also referred […]

GSP EXPIRED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021

Congress failed to reach a deal before the end of the year that would have extended the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. As a result, GSP-eligible goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse are subject to “General” (Column 1) duty rates, effective January 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. A bill proposed in the Senate would […]

CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION ACT (CBMA) PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS 2021 REVISIONS (CSMS #45315560)

On December 30, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #45315560, titled “Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) – Procedures and Requirements 2021.” The CBMA allows for reduced tax rates or credits on certain importations of distilled spirits, beer or wine in limited quantities.  The CSMS describes the procedures and […]

CBP ISSUES REVISED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR GOODS FROM THE WEST BANK AND GAZA

In a Federal Register notice of December 23, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued revised country of origin marking requirements for products from the West Bank and Gaza to incorporate guidance provided by the U.S. State Department last month (see https://www.gdlsk.com/u-s-state-department-initiating-new-guidelines-for-the-country-of-origin-marking-of-israeli-and-palestinian-goods-produced-in-the-west-bank/?highlight=israel). Under the new guidance, the following requirements apply: Goods produced in the territorial […]

USTR EXTENDS CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND DESIGNATES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced that it is extending certain expiring China 301 tariff exclusions and is designating certain additional such exclusions.  The USTR is taking these actions with respect to certain medical-care products to reflect the rising spread and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.  (Notice accessible at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/COVID_Extensions_December_2020.pdf). In […]