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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 […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN GLASS CONTAINERS FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters to 120 […]

UPDATE: W.T.O. DECISION AUTHORIZES THE U.S. TO IMPOSE $7.5 BILLION IN TARIFFS ON E.U. PRODUCTS

On October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (“W.T.O.”) announced that the U.S. can impose $7.5 billion in tariffs annually on products of the European Union (“E.U.”), in retaliation for the E.U. illegally subsidizing its large civil aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. In anticipation of this decision, the U.S. prepared two lists of tariff provisions on which […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHES 1 & 2 PRODUCTS

On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 203 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The 203 exclusions consist of 92 product descriptions from Tranche 1 and 111 product descriptions from Tranche 2. This latest set supplements the exclusions the USTR previously […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 38 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 3; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 3 products on August 7, 2019. The list of 38 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. Chinese-origin products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 2 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 89 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 2; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 2 products on July 31, 2019. The list of 89 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. The exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 1 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 310 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 1; this latest set supplements the six earlier set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 1 products. The list of 310 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. The exclusions will be retroactive […]