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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION INITIATES INVESTIGATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SECTION 232 AND 301 TARIFFS ON U.S. INDUSTRIES

The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has announced the commencement of its retrospective investigation on the economic impact on the U.S. industries most affected by the Section 232 and 301 tariffs that were active as of March 15, 2022. NOTE: This investigation is in addition to a separate from the United States Trade Representative’s […]

USTR INITIATES REVIEW PROCESS OF CONTINUATION OF CHINA 301 DUTIES

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced the commencement of its mandatory four-year review of the China 301 duties put in place in connection with the investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.  The actions under review are those that took effect on […]

CHINA ISSUES THE FIRST IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS IN DRAFT FORM UNDER ITS EXPORT CONTROL LAW

On Thursday 21 April, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) issued a draft for public review and comment of its first set of implementing regulations1 under the 2020 Export Control Law of China. These draft regulations contain many significant elements of which all companies operating in China should take note. […]

CBP ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF “KNOWN IMPORTER LETTERS” UNDER UFLPA

On April 12, 2022, CBP posted an announcement of its intention to issue “Known Importer Letters” in advance of the June 21st effective date of the rebuttable presumption under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Under the UFLPA, CBP will presume that goods were imported in violation of the forced labor statute if they […]

4.4.2022 CHINA 301 LITIGATION UPDATE

On April 1, 2022, the three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) hearing the challenge to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) imposition of List 3 and List 4A Section 301 additional duties on certain goods from China (In Re Section 301 Cases, Court No. 21-00052) issued an initial decision on the […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE FROM ARGENTINA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Argentina II.  Proposed Scope of the Investigation: The scope of this investigation covers white grape juice concentrate with a Brix level of 65 to 68, whether in frozen or non-frozen forms. White grape juice concentrate is concentrated grape juice produced from grapes of the […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON CERTAIN PRESERVED MUSHROOMS FROM FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): France, Netherlands, Poland, and Spain. II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain preserved mushrooms, whether imported whole, sliced, diced, or as stems and pieces. The preserved mushrooms covered under this investigation are the genus Agaricus. “Preserved mushrooms” refer to mushrooms that have been prepared or […]

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT INITIATES CIRCUMVENTION INVESTIGATION ON SOLAR CELLS AND MODULES EXPORTED FROM MALAYSIA, THAILAND, VIETNAM, AND CAMBODIA CONTAINING PARTS AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED IN CHINA

On March 28, 2022, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) initiated a country-wide circumvention investigation on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China (“CSPV”), which are further processed in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and/or Cambodia prior to exportation to the United States.  The investigation was requested in a […]

USTR REINSTATES 352 EXPIRED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

On March 23, 2022, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced its determination to reinstate 352 expired China 301 exclusions.  The reinstated exclusions will apply to merchandise imported between October 12, 2021 and December 31, 2022. This action follows the solicitation of public comments in connection with the USTR’s evaluation of 549 […]

UNITED STATES IMPOSES EXPORT RESTRICTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has imposed significant restrictions on exports to Russia.  Effective February 24, 2022, goods covered by Categories 3-9 of the Commerce Control List (CCL) are subject to license requirements and licensing is under a “policy to deny.”  The involved CCL categories cover:  Electronics; Computers; Telecommunications; Information […]