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UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 44 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions 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 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

NEW SECTION 301 DUTIES PROPOSED FOR CERTAIN FRENCH PRODUCTS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the Digital Services Tax that will be imposed by France is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.  As a result, the Section 301 committee will hold hearings to determine which products from France may be subject to additional duties of up to […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On November 26, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 32 additional product descriptions 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 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On November 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 36 additional product descriptions 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 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff […]

PREPARE FOR THE APRIL 2020 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM – ONLINE OR LIVE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the April 2020 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview […]

UPCOMING WEBINAR: USMCA TRADE DEAL: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

On November 4, 2019, Arthur W. Bodek will be speaking at a Continuing Legal Education webinar on the topic of United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) along with a panelist from each of Canada and Mexico. This LIVE Webcast will cover the following: The USMCA Trade Deal: An Overview Key Provisions Potentials and Pitfalls Practical Tips and […]

UPDATE: EXCLUSION REQUEST PORTAL FOR SEC. 301, LIST 4A, TO OPEN ON OCTOBER 31, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has published notice in the Federal Register that the USTR will accept Exclusion Requests through an online portal for Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 4A, beginning at noon EDT on October 31, 2019 and ending on January 31, 2020. 84 FR 57144. Products covered by Tranche 4A are […]

UPDATE: LARGE NUMBER OF CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS GRANTED. IS YOUR PRODUCT EXCLUDED?

To date, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued numerous sets of exclusions (covering a large number of products) from the Section 301 duties (Lists 1, 2 and 3). These duties are currently assessed on nearly all products from China by reason of the ongoing trade dispute over alleged forced transfers […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FORGED STEEL FITTINGS FROM INDIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India and Korea; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India II.  Product: The merchandise covered by these investigations is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TARIFFS OF 10 – 25% ON CERTAIN E.U. PRODUCTS, EFFECTIVE OCT. 18, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a list of E.U. products which will be subject to additional duty rates of 10% or 25% ad valorem, effective October 18, 2019. The application of the additional tariffs is specific with regard to tariff provision and country of origin. A link to the list […]