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DOC PROPOSES CHANGES TO ITS ADD/CVD REGULATIONS, INCLUDING ASSESSING ADD/CVD RETROACTIVELY ON MERCHANDISE SUBJECT TO SCOPE AND ANTI-CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has published proposed changes to its regulations governing antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. Most significantly, DOC proposes to overhaul its scope Regulations so that its affirmative scope and anti-circumvention decisions would apply retroactively to all unliquidated entries – including shipments entered prior to the initiation of […]

US-EU TRADE UPDATE: US AND EU AGREE TO REDUCE TARIFFS ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS AND THE EU ASKS THE US TO WITHDRAW TARIFFS IN CONNECTION WITH THE LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPUTE

On August 21, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Joint Statement with the European Union Trade Commission to announce the first tariff reductions between the US and EU in over 20 years. The tariff reductions will be retroactive to August 1, 2020.  The US will reduce tariff rates by […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On August 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional two items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. In addition the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified.  The newly announced exclusion / modifications all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which […]

USTR REVISES LIST OF EU GOODS SUBJECT TO LARGE AIRCRAFT SEC. 301 RETALIATORY TARIFFS

On August 12, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued the modified list (Annex 2, section 2) of European Union (“E.U.”) goods subject to Sec. 301 retaliatory tariffs in connection with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) case against E.U. large aircraft subsidies. While approximately 24,000 comments were filed in response to the USTR’s request […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices, each amending the scope of an existing China 301 exclusion. In its first notice involving an exclusion issued under China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action), the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(x)(21) to subchapter III of chapter […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

On August 10, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain additional expiring China 301 List 4 tariff exclusions should be extended. To date, the USTR has issued eight notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING FOR PRODUCTS OF HONG KONG

Customs will be publishing a Federal Register notice which requires all goods produced in Hong Kong to be marked “Made in China”. Based upon a determination that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous to justify differential treatment in relation to China and pursuant to a recent Executive Order issued by President Trump, CBP has […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On August 6, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain exclusions from the China 301 List 3 tariffs (the $200 billion trade action) set to expire of August 7, 2020.   The extensions will run through December 31, 2020. Unless extended under the current action or prior actions, exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS

On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 10 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.  The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 1 EXCLUSIONS

On July 31, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain China 301 List 1 tariff exclusions, scheduled to expire on October 2, 2020, should be extended. The USTR is seeking comments as to whether extensions of up to twelve months should be granted for […]