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UPDATE: ADDITIONAL TARIFFS ON GOODS FROM MEXICO “INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED”

On June 7, 2019, President Trump announced that proposed additional tariffs on goods imported from Mexico are “indefinitely suspended”. The tariffs were scheduled to take effect on June 10, 2019, at an initial rate of 5% ad valorem, and rise thereafter by 5% increments on the first of each month, ending on October 1, 2019, […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON COLLATED STEEL STAPLES FROM KOREA, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND TAIWAN

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Korea, China, and Taiwan. Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China. II. Product: The merchandise subject to this Petition are collated steel staples made from steel wire having a nominal diameter ranging from 0.0345 inch to 0.0830 inch, inclusive, have a nominal leg length from 0.25 inch to 3.0 inches, inclusive, […]

UPDATE: WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES TARIFFS OF 5% – 25% ON IMPORTS FROM MEXICO

On May 30, 2019, President Trump announced that effective June 10, 2019, all goods imported into the U.S. from Mexico will be subject to an additional duty of 5% ad valorem. This is in addition to the regular duties which are normally applicable to the goods. The President invoked his authority under the International Emergency […]

UPDATE: EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3, GOODS ON THE WATER

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced its intention to publish a Federal Register Notice which will delay the tariff increase applicable to Chinese-origin goods listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Whereas the tariff for these goods was scheduled to increase from 10% to 25% on June 1, 2019, the USTR has announced […]

UPDATE: USTR ISSUES PROPOSED LIST 4 EXTENDING SEC. 301 TARIFFS TO “ESSENTIALLY ALL” REMAINING CHINESE IMPORTS

On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a proposed List 4 which threatens to impose additional tariffs of up to 25% on “essentially all” Chinese products imported into the U.S. that were not covered by previous section 301 pronouncements. Pharmaceuticals, certain chemicals made into prescription pharmaceuticals, rare earth minerals and critical minerals […]

UPDATE: IN-TRANSIT CHINESE-ORIGIN GOODS MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE JUNE 1 TO AVOID 25% SEC. 301 TARIFF

On May 10, 2019, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) provided updated guidance to the importing community with respect to the recent increase in duty rates for Chinese-origin goods listed on Sec. 301, Tranche 3. CBP specified in CSMS #19-000238 that goods exported before May 10, 2019 must be entered in the U.S. or withdrawn […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN QUARTZ SURFACE PRODUCTS FROM INDIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India and Turkey II.  Product: Quartz surface products consist of slabs and other surfaces created from a mixture of materials that includes predominately silica (e.g., quartz, quartz powder, cristobalite, glass powder) as well as a resin binder (e.g., an unsaturated polyester). The incorporation of […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON VERTICAL METAL FILE CABINETS FROM CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The scope of this investigation covers freestanding vertical metal file cabinets containing extendable file storage elements, having a width of 25 inches or less and having a height that is greater than its width (“vertical metal file cabinets”). The subject vertical metal […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON DRIED TART CHERRIES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY (A-489-835 / C-489-836)

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) II.  Product: The scope of these investigations covers dried tart cherries, which may also be referred to as dried sour cherries or dried red tart cherries. Dried tart cherries may be processed from any variety of tart cherries. Tart cherries are generally classified as Prunus cerasus. […]

POSSIBLE RETALIATORY DUTIES ON PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

The USTR has published a preliminary list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTS”) codes on which the USTR may impose future Section 301 duties in connection with products imported from the European Union. The list includes products in the aerospace sector as well as a wide range of consumer goods, including food and beverage products, handbags, […]