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UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS TO SEC. 301 PRODUCTS

On July 15, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products while the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified. The newly announced exclusion relates to China 301 List 2 (which is part of the $16 billion trade […]

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 ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On December 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 68 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHES 1 & 2 PRODUCTS

On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 203 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The 203 exclusions consist of 92 product descriptions from Tranche 1 and 111 product descriptions from Tranche 2. This latest set supplements the exclusions the USTR previously […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 38 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 3; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 3 products on August 7, 2019. The list of 38 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. Chinese-origin products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES 2ND SET OF EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301, TRANCHE 2 PRODUCTS

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 89 additional product descriptions will be excluded from Sec. 301, Tranche 2; this latest set supplements the first set of exclusions the USTR granted to Tranche 2 products on July 31, 2019. The list of 89 newly-excluded product descriptions is provided below. The exclusions […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THAT SEC. 301, LIST 4, TARIFFS ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY

On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem on Chinese-origin goods will be applied based on the date of entry. Thus, no grace period has been provided for goods on the water. Accordingly, the additional 10% tariff will apply to List 4A products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES SEC. 301 TARIFFS WILL GO INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2019 FOR CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND OTHER ITEMS FROM CHINA, WITH DELAYED IMPLEMENTATION FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019 for Chinese-origin products listed on Tranche 4, with certain exceptions. the tariff will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019 for products listed here (“List 4A”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf the […]

UPDATE: USTR ADDS TO LIST OF EU PRODUCTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SEC. 301 TARIFFS

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that additional products of the European Union (“EU”) are being considered for inclusion in the list of products that may be subject to additional, Sec. 301, tariffs of up to 100%. The list of 89 additional tariff subheadings are valued at approximately $4 billion in […]

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 […]