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USTR RELEASES LIST OF ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS EXCLUDED FROM CHINA 301 TARIFFS

The U.S. Trade Representative has published a list of additional products excluded from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese origin products.  Additional duties of 25% ad valorem were applied to these products as of July 6, 2018.  The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after publication of the […]

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, […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERAMIC TILE FROM CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The Products covered by this petition include ceramic tile, regardless of the percent water absorption, including porcelain tile (.05% or less water absorption) vitreous tile (over 0.5% to 3% water absorption), semi-vitreous tile (over 3% to 7% water absorption), and non-vitreous tile […]

POTENTIAL CHALLENGE TO THE PRESIDENT’S SECTION 232 DUTIES

On March 25, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) dismissed Am. Inst. For Int’l Steel v. Judges United States, CIT No. 18-00152, in which a number of plaintiffs had challenged President Trump’s decision of March 18, 2018 to impose a 25% additional duty on certain steel imports and a […]

DDP PURCHASER SETTLES FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASE

The Department of Justice announced a False Claims Act settlement with a company who purchased apparel on a delivered duty paid basis (commonly referred to as DDP or LDP).

NEW EXCEPTIONS MADE FOR CERTAIN GARMENTS OF SPECIFIED NON-ORIGINATING FABRICS UNDER THE U.S.-MOROCCO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (USMFTA)

The U.S. has announced an agreement with Morocco, effective April 1, 2019, under which the originating status rule for five classes of woven garments has been modified to allow for the use of certain non-originating fabrics (i.e., the specified fabrics for the listed garments may be sourced from outside of Morocco or the U.S.) In […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON WOODEN CABINETS AND VANITIES FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) II. Product: The merchandise subject to these investigations consists of wooden cabinets and vanities that are designed for permanent installation (including floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), and wooden components thereof. Wooden cabinets and vanities and wooden components are made substantially of wood […]

INDIA AND TURKEY TO LOSE GSP ELIGIBILITY

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that India and Turkey will be removed from the list of beneficiary developing countries eligible for duty-free entry under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). By law, the President must notify Congress at least 60 days prior to the termination of GSP eligibility and […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES: CARBON AND ALLOY STEEL THREADED ROD FROM PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, INDIA, TAIWAN, AND THAILAND

 I.  Type of Action: Antidumping duty (“AD”) and Countervailing duty (“CVD”): People’s Republic of China (AD/CVD), India (AD/CVD), Taiwan (AD), and Thailand (AD).  II.  Product: The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF ACETONE FROM BELGIUM, KOREA, SAUDI ARABIA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this petition is all grades of liquid or aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (“IUPAC”) name propan-2-one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone is also […]