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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT INITIATING NEW GUIDELINES FOR THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING OF ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN GOODS PRODUCED IN THE WEST BANK

In a November 19, 2020 Press Statement, the U.S. State Department announced its initiation of new guidelines with respect to the country of origin marking of certain Israeli and Palestinian goods to reflect current U.S. foreign policy.  Under this announcement, goods imported into the United States that were produced within areas where Israel exercises authority (most notably Area C under […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF A CHINA 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSION

On November 17, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued notices amending the scope of an existing China 301 List 2 exclusion (the $16 billion tariff action) and a corresponding extension of such exclusion. In its first notice, the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(o)(14) to subchapter III […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF A CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSION

On November 12, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice amending the scope of an existing China 301 List 3 exclusion (the $200 billion tariff action). In its notice, the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(yy)(75) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS) covering […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER: CUSTOMS BROKER USER FEE

CBP has issued a Notice reminding the brokerage community that the Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2021 is due by January 29, 2021. The fee is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association or corporation, and for both local and national permits. The annual fee […]

SECTION 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

We are providing further information in connection with the initial court action that was filed to challenge the assessment of Section 301 List 3 and List 4A duties on goods from China.  To date over 3,500 actions have been filed in the Court of International Trade (CIT) to challenge assessment of the List 3 and […]

USTR MAKES TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSION EXTENSIONS

In a series of notices to be published in the Federal Register, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has amended the scope of two China 301 exclusions and two China 301 exclusion extensions.  The details of the amendments are set forth below. Exclusion Amendments Original Scope Amended Scope China 301 List Effective […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The eighth […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON UTILITY SCALE WIND TOWERS FROM INDIA, MALAYSIA AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India, Malaysia and Spain; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India, and Malaysia II.  Product: The merchandise covered by these petitions consists of certain wind towers, whether or not tapered, and sections thereof.  Certain wind towers support the nacelle and rotor blades in a wind turbine with a minimum rated electrical […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN ALUMINUM FOIL FROM ARMENIA, BRAZIL, OMAN, RUSSIA, AND TURKEY

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Oman, and Turkey II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is aluminum foil having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, regardless of width. Aluminum foil is made from an aluminum alloy that […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On September 17, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The seventh […]