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FORCED LABOR REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION TAKES EFFECT ON JUNE 21, 2022 – ARE YOU READY?

Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]

FURTHER EXTENSION OF CERTAIN COVID-RELATED CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

The USTR has announced that it is further extending certain China 301 exclusions that had been put in place and/or previously extended to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 81 exclusions at issue, which had been extended through May 31, 2022, are now being further extended through November 30, 2022. The extensions are effective for […]

REQUEST FOR CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON LIGHT-WALLED RECTANGULAR PIPE AND TUBE COMPLETED IN VIETNAM USING HOT-ROLLED STEEL MANUFACTURED IN CHINA AND TAIWAN

I.  Type of Action: Request for country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) completed in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel manufactured in China and Taiwan are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) orders on LWRPT from China and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on LWRPT from China. II.  Product: LWRPT […]

REQUEST FOR CIRCUMVENTION INQUIRIES ON CIRCULAR WELDED PIPE AND TUBE COMPLETED IN VIETNAM USING HOT-ROLLED STEEL MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, KOREA, AND TAIWAN

I.  Type of Action: Request for country-wide circumvention inquiries to determine whether circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (collectively, CWP) completed in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel manufactured in China, Korea, and Taiwan are circumventing the antidumping duty (ADD) orders on CWP from China, Korea, and Taiwan, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TASK FORCE SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON METHODS TO PREVENT THE IMPORTATION OF CHINA FORCED LABOR GOODS

On December 23, 2021, the President signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“the Act”). GDLSK’s summary can be accessed here. One provision requires that the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (“Task Force”) (a multi-agency body created to enforce the forced labor import prohibition) solicit public comments “on how best to ensure that goods […]

COMPROMISE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT PASSED BY HOUSE, TO BE TAKEN UP BY THE SENATE

On December 14, 2021, Representative Jim McGovern and Senator Marco Rubio announced agreement on a compromise version of the proposed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The bill was promptly passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and is expected to be taken up by the Senate very shortly with an eye towards forwarding it to […]