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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 […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN CHASSIS AND SUBASSEMBLIES THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation are chassis and subassemblies thereof, whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, whether coated or uncoated, regardless of the number of axles, designed primarily for use in the carriage of containers, or other […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON METHIONINE FROM FRANCE, JAPAN, AND SPAIN

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  France, Japan, and Spain II. Product:  The merchandise covered by this investigation is methionine and precursors to methionine, including dl-Hydroxy analogue of dl-methionine, also known as 2-Hydroxy 4-(Methylthio) Butanoic acid (HMTBa), regardless of purity, particle size, grade, or physical form.  Methionine has the chemical formula C5H11NO2S, liquid HMTBa […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On July 28, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, three sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 2. The first set of exclusions is scheduled to expire on […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING EXCLUSIONS

On July 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 64 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 4 EXCLUSIONS

On July 16, 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 six notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS TO SEC. 301 PRODUCTS

On July 15, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products while the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified. The newly announced exclusion relates to China 301 List 2 (which is part of the $16 billion trade […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THE MODIFICATION OF VARIOUS CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On July 14, 2020, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the modification of 17 China 301 List 3 exclusions as described below: Original Language Amended Language Bolts of alloy steel other than stainless steel, with shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more, valued not over $0.10 per kg (described in […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2020 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a virtual course in preparation for the October 2020 Customs Broker License Exam.  The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK), a resident partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, July 20, 2020.  This […]

ADDITIONAL 25% SECTION 301 DUTIES ON FRENCH HANDBAGS AND COSMETICS IN RETALIATION FOR DIGITAL SERVICES TAX

On July 10, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced an additional 25% Section 301 duties on various handbag and cosmetic products from France effective January 6, 2021. These retaliatory duties will be imposed in response to France’s planned Digital Services Tax (“DST”), which the USTR determined is discriminatory and unreasonably […]