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TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

In an April 26, 2021 Federal Register notice, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced a technical amendment to the exclusions issued under China 301 List 3. By way of background, the China 301 List 3 tariff assessment increased from 10% to 25%, effective May 10, 2019.  The USTR had created an “on the water” […]

USTR EXTENDS CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND DESIGNATES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced that it is extending certain expiring China 301 tariff exclusions and is designating certain additional such exclusions.  The USTR is taking these actions with respect to certain medical-care products to reflect the rising spread and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.  (Notice accessible at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/COVID_Extensions_December_2020.pdf). In […]

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 AMENDS CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS TO REMOVE TWO ITEMS FROM LIST 4

In a notice made available on May 26, 2020, in what was simply described as “technical amendments”, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has removed two items from the list of exclusions granted under China 301 List 4A. The two impacted items (which are being deleted from HTS Chapter 99, Subchapter III, Note 20(zz)) […]

COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT SANTA SUIT IS NOT FESTIVE

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (in the April 29, 2019 decision in Rubies Costume Company v. United States), considered whether the below “Premier Plush 9 Piece Santa Suit” (consisting of a jacket, pants, gloves, a toy sack, a beard, a wig, a hat, a belt, and shoe covers) fell within the tariff […]