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USTR REVISES LIST OF EU GOODS SUBJECT TO LARGE AIRCRAFT SEC. 301 RETALIATORY TARIFFS

On August 12, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued the modified list (Annex 2, section 2) of European Union (“E.U.”) goods subject to Sec. 301 retaliatory tariffs in connection with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) case against E.U. large aircraft subsidies. While approximately 24,000 comments were filed in response to the USTR’s request […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices, each amending the scope of an existing China 301 exclusion. In its first notice involving an exclusion issued under China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action), the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(x)(21) to subchapter III of chapter […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

On August 10, 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 eight notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING FOR PRODUCTS OF HONG KONG

Customs will be publishing a Federal Register notice which requires all goods produced in Hong Kong to be marked “Made in China”. Based upon a determination that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous to justify differential treatment in relation to China and pursuant to a recent Executive Order issued by President Trump, CBP has […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

On August 6, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain exclusions from the China 301 List 3 tariffs (the $200 billion trade action) set to expire of August 7, 2020.   The extensions will run through December 31, 2020. Unless extended under the current action or prior actions, exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS

On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 10 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 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 […]