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GDLSK TO SPEAK ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN TRADE WITH CHINA, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CHINA 301 AND FORCED LABOR ISSUES

On October 20, 2021, GDLSK’s Arthur Bodek and Kristina Barry will be speaking on hot button issues in trade with China, with an emphasis on China 301 and forced labor issues. Trade with China continues to involve a fast-evolving landscape, with the USTR recently laying out the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Approach to the U.S. – […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON OIL COUNTRY TUBULAR GOODS FROM ARGENTINA, MEXICO, RUSSIA, AND SOUTH KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Argentina,  Mexico, and Russia; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Russia, and South Korea II.  Product: The proposed scope of these investigations is as follows: The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG), which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and […]

USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE REINSTATEMENT OF CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

On October 5, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR”) announced that it is seeking comment on the possible reinstatement of certain expired China 301 tariff exclusions. Beginning in 2018, the USTR imposed additional tariffs on specified products of China in response to a finding that certain of China’s acts, policies, and practices […]

USTR REMARKS ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPROACH TO THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE RELATIONSHIP – INCLUDES POSSIBILITY OF NEW 301 TARIFFS AND EXCLUSIONS

On October 4, 2021, USTR Katherine Tai spoke to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the future of the U.S. trade relationship with China.  Highlights of Ambassador Tai’s comments follow: The U.S. will restart a targeted China 301 tariff exclusion process to mitigate the effects of certain Section 301 tariffs that have not […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES: CERTAIN FREIGHT RAIL COUPLER SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): People’s Republic of China II.  Product: The scope of the imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in this investigation is: The scope of this investigation covers certain freight rail car coupler systems and components thereof. Subject freight rail car coupler systems are composed […]

USTR EXTENDS EXPIRING CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 14, 2021

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is temporarily extending the China 301 tariff exclusions on 99 medical care products through November 14, 2021. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending expiring China 301 tariff exclusions on certain […]

9/9/2021 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

As detailed in our previous litigation updates, the court issued an order on July 6, 2021, that was intended to maintain the availability of refunds for entries that were unliquidated as of the date of that order. That order contemplated that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would suspend liquidation of plaintiffs’ List 3 or […]

USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS

In a Federal Register Notice of August 27, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments on the extension of existing China 301 exclusions on certain medical care products. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending […]

CIT INVALIDATES EXPEDITED CVD REVIEW OF SOFTWOOD LUMBER FROM CANADA

The U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) on August 18, 2021, invalidated the 2019 U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) expedited countervailing duty (“CVD”) review of softwood lumber from Canada in Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations v. United States.  In result, DOC is scheduled to publish notice in the Federal Register […]

CBP PROPOSAL TO CHANGE NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN RULES FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM CANADA OR MEXICO – COMMENT PERIOD EXPIRES AUGUST 5, 2021

CBP has published a proposal that, if adopted, would significantly change its rules for determining the origin of goods imported from Canada or Mexico for non-preferential purposes (i.e., not for USMCA eligibility). For purposes of determining USMCA eligibility, CBP applies the originating status rules set forth in General Note 11 of the tariff schedule.  For […]