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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TARIFFS OF 10 – 25% ON CERTAIN E.U. PRODUCTS, EFFECTIVE OCT. 18, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a list of E.U. products which will be subject to additional duty rates of 10% or 25% ad valorem, effective October 18, 2019. The application of the additional tariffs is specific with regard to tariff provision and country of origin. A link to the list […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN GLASS CONTAINERS FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters to 120 […]

UPDATE: W.T.O. DECISION AUTHORIZES THE U.S. TO IMPOSE $7.5 BILLION IN TARIFFS ON E.U. PRODUCTS

On October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (“W.T.O.”) announced that the U.S. can impose $7.5 billion in tariffs annually on products of the European Union (“E.U.”), in retaliation for the E.U. illegally subsidizing its large civil aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. In anticipation of this decision, the U.S. prepared two lists of tariff provisions on which […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHES 1 & 2 PRODUCTS

On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 203 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The 203 exclusions consist of 92 product descriptions from Tranche 1 and 111 product descriptions from Tranche 2. This latest set supplements the exclusions the USTR previously […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 38 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 3; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 3 products on August 7, 2019. The list of 38 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. Chinese-origin products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 2 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 89 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 2; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 2 products on July 31, 2019. The list of 89 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. The exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 1 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 310 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 1; this latest set supplements the six earlier set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 1 products. The list of 310 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. The exclusions will be retroactive […]

CBP PROPOSES REGULATION REQUIRING CUSTOMS BROKERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF IMPORTERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would amend the Customs Regulations to require customs brokers to collect and retain certain information from importers, in order to verify importers’ identities. See 84 Fed. Reg. 40302 (Aug. 14, 2019). The proposed rule applies to domestic and nonresident importers. Currently […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THAT SEC. 301, LIST 4, TARIFFS ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY

On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem on Chinese-origin goods will be applied based on the date of entry. Thus, no grace period has been provided for goods on the water. Accordingly, the additional 10% tariff will apply to List 4A products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES SEC. 301 TARIFFS WILL GO INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2019 FOR CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND OTHER ITEMS FROM CHINA, WITH DELAYED IMPLEMENTATION FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019 for Chinese-origin products listed on Tranche 4, with certain exceptions. the tariff will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019 for products listed here (“List 4A”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf the […]