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USTR FURTHER EXTENDS CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS ON 81 “COVID ITEMS”

In a November 29, 2022 Federal Register notice, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it is extending the China 301 tariff exclusions on 81 “COVID items” which would have otherwise expired on November 30th. The extensions will run through February 28, 2023.  The specific items in question can be accessed here. By […]

USTR POSTS QUESTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENTERS ON CHINA 301 REVIEW – COMMENT PORTAL OPENS ON NOVEMBER 15, 2022

As part of its review of the future of the China 301 tariffs, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) is soliciting public comments as to the effectiveness of these tariffs (or other actions that could be taken) and the corresponding effects on the U.S. economy.  In a prior action, the USTR sought input […]

GDLSK SECURES FEDERAL CIRCUIT WIN FOR TIRE IMPORTERS

On August 29, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and invalidated the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) decision to review only one company in the second administrative review of the antidumping duty (ADD) order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires (PVLT) […]

DOC FINALIZES GDLSK CIT WINS FOR CHINESE TIRE EXPORTERS

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) on September 19, 2022, published notice that it has finalized its first administrative review (AR1) of the antidumping duty (ADD) order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires (PVLT) from China as a result of successful appeals at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/19/2022-20207/certain-passenger-vehicles-and-light-truck-tires-from-the-peoples-republic-of-china-notice-of-court GDLSK represented the […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON PAPER FILE FOLDERS FROM CHINA, INDIA AND VIETNAM

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China, India and Vietnam; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India II.  Scope of the Investigations: The products within the scope of these investigations are file folders consisting primarily of paper, paperboard, pressboard, or other cellulose material, whether coated or uncoated, that has been folded (or creased in preparation to be […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON FREIGHT RAIL COUPLERS AND PARTS THEREOF FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): China and Mexico ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China II.  Product: The scope of this investigation covers certain freight railcar couplers (also known as “fits” or “assemblies”) and parts thereof. Freight railcar couplers are composed of two main parts, namely knuckles and coupler bodies but may also include other […]

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 […]