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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 […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF A CHINA 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSION

On November 17, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued notices amending the scope of an existing China 301 List 2 exclusion (the $16 billion tariff action) and a corresponding extension of such exclusion. In its first notice, the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(o)(14) to subchapter III […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The eighth […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On September 17, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The seventh […]

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 […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices requesting comments on whether certain expiring China 301 List 2 tariff exclusions should be extended.  The exclusions at issue are those covered by the second set of List 2 exclusions (scheduled to expire on September 20, 2020), a description of which can be […]

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

  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices requesting comments on whether certain soon to expire China 301 tariff exclusions should be extended. The exclusions at issue are described below: China 301 List 1 – The sixth set of exclusions which were issued in July 2019 and are scheduled to […]

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 […]

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 […]