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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 […]

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 […]

U.S. ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH JAPAN TO PARTIALLY ROLLBACK SECTION 232 STEEL TARIFFS

On February 7, 2022, the USTR announced a deal to partially rollback the Section 232 tariffs on steel from Japan through the use of a tariff rate quota (“TRQ”).  The TRQ will be set to allow for the importation of historically-based volumes of Japan steel products without the assessment of Section 232 tariffs.  Highlights of […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON SODIUM NITRITE FROM INDIA AND RUSSIA

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India and Russia ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India and Russia II.  Product: The product covered by the requested antidumping and countervailing duty orders is sodium nitrite in any form, at any purity level. In addition, the sodium nitrite covered by these investigations may or may not contain an […]

SECTION 232 NATIONAL SECURITY TARIFFS ON EU STEEL AND ALUMINUM CONVERTED TO TARIFF RATE QUOTAS – TARIFFS ELIMINATED ON IN-QUOTA AMOUNTS; REMAIN ON OVER QUOTA AMOUNTS

Pursuant to two Presidential Proclamations, the Section 232 national security tariffs in place with respect to imports of steel and aluminum articles from member countries of the EU (that are melted and poured in the EU in the case of steel) have been eliminated with respect to quantities specified in new tariff rate quotas.  Imports […]

THREE COUNTRIES TO BE DROPPED FROM THE AGOA PROGRAM IN THE ABSENCE OF URGENT POLICY CHANGES

On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Guinea, Mali and Ethiopia will be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program, effective January 1, 2022, in the absence of urgent internal policy changes. The administration expressed concern over unconstitutional government changes in Guinea and Mali, and gross violations of […]

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 […]

USTR SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE REMOVAL OF CHINA SEC. 301 DUTIES FROM ADDITIONAL MEDICAL-CARE PRODUCTS

In a March 23, 2020 notice, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has solicited comments identifying additional medical-care items that should be excluded from China Section 301 tariffs in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The comment period will remain open at least until June 25, 2020 (subject to potential extensions as […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 4A PRODUCTS

On March 12, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced two new groups of exclusions from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN VERTICAL SHAFT ENGINES BETWEEN 225CC AND 999CC, AND PARTS 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 consist of spark-ignited, non-road, vertical shaft engines, whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, designed primarily for use in riding lawn mowers and zero-turn radius lawn mowers. Engines meeting this physical description may also […]