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PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON THERMAL PAPER FROM GERMANY, JAPAN, KOREA AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain II.  Product: Thermal paper is a paper coated with chemicals that react to form images when exposed to heat. Thermal paper can be used in special printers to create an image without ribbons or other consumables (other than the paper […]

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 […]

NOTICE OF CHINA 301 LIST 3 PRODUCT EXCLUSION EXTENSION AMENDMENT

The USTR has announced the following technical amendment of a China 301 List 3 product exclusion extension: The extended exclusion described as “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050)” has been amended to read “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050 or 9403.20.0078).” This extended exclusion still runs through December 31, […]

NEW LEGAL CHALLENGE TO LIST 3 AND 4 CHINA TARIFFS. IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED TO PRESERVE RIGHTS TO REFUNDS.

A new challenge has been filed in the US Court of International Trade (CIT) contesting the assessment of the List 3 and List 4 tariffs that have been imposed on goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.  The lawsuit alleges that the List 3 and List 4 tariffs were imposed […]

CBP ANNOUNCES THE ISSUANCE OF FIVE ADDITIONAL WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDERS (WRO) ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

In a sign of the Administration’s ongoing crackdown on imports allegedly the product of forced labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a September 14, 2020 press release announcing the issuance of five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) on certain products from China. The products as identified by CBP (along with the associated rationale) are […]