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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 […]

GDLSK SECURES ITC NEGATIVE DETERMINATION IN FABRICATED STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM CHINA, CANADA, AND MEXICO

Today the International Trade Commission (ITC) published notice of its 3 – 2 vote on February 22, 2020, determining that the domestic fabricated structural steel industry was neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by imports of Fabricated Structural Steel (FSS) from China, Canada, and Mexico: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-03-20/pdf/2020-05845.pdf GDLSK attorneys represented Chinese producers and exporters of […]

CBP PROPOSES REGULATION REQUIRING CUSTOMS BROKERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF IMPORTERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would amend the Customs Regulations to require customs brokers to collect and retain certain information from importers, in order to verify importers’ identities. See 84 Fed. Reg. 40302 (Aug. 14, 2019). The proposed rule applies to domestic and nonresident importers. Currently […]

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES CONFERENCE

David M. Murphy is speaking at the 47th Annual Conference & Exposition of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones in Chicago, IL (September 8-11, 2019). Mr. Murphy will speak on the “First Sale & FTZs” on September 9. The program includes seminars addressing topics currently affecting FTZ grantees, operators, importers, and users from beginners […]

UPDATE: EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3, GOODS ON THE WATER

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced its intention to publish a Federal Register Notice which will delay the tariff increase applicable to Chinese-origin goods listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Whereas the tariff for these goods was scheduled to increase from 10% to 25% on June 1, 2019, the USTR has announced […]

INCREASED DUTY RATE FOR CHINESE-ORIGIN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO SEC. 301

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to announce an increase in the additional duty rate applicable to Chinese-origin products listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Currently those products are subject to an additional duty rate of 10% ad valorem. However, on May 6, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that […]

USTR RELEASES LIST OF ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS EXCLUDED FROM CHINA 301 TARIFFS

The U.S. Trade Representative has published a list of additional products excluded from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese origin products.  Additional duties of 25% ad valorem were applied to these products as of July 6, 2018.  The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after publication of the […]