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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 […]

BIS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SECTION 232 EXCLUSIONS PROCESS

In a February 10, 2022 Federal Register notice, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it is seeking public comments regarding the Section 232 exclusion process currently in place with respect to the additional duties assessed on certain steel and aluminum products. In particular, BIS is seeking public comment on the responsiveness of […]

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 […]

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 […]

REMOVAL OF CERTAIN GENERAL APPROVED EXCLUSIONS UNDER THE SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFF EXCLUSION PROCESS

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the removal of thirty General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) under the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff action. By way of background, a series of Presidential Proclamations issued […]

SECTION 232 TARIFF RELIEF ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM FROM THE EU AND EU RETALIATORY TARIFFS TO BE LIFTED

On October 31, 2021, the U.S. and the EU announced steps to, among other things, reestablish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminum and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminum sector. Among the concrete steps to be taken are the following: 1. Replacement of Section 232 tariffs with tariff-rate quotas (TRQ).  Effective […]

AMENDED REGULATIONS COVERING SECTION 232 EXCLUSIONS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM PRODUCTS TO BE PUBLISHED

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a new interim final rule amending the exclusion process with respect to steel and aluminum mill products covered by additional duties under Section 232 of the […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The eighth […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On August 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional two items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. In addition the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified.  The newly announced exclusion / modifications all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

On August 10, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain additional expiring China 301 List 4 tariff exclusions should be extended. To date, the USTR has issued eight notices of List 4 product exclusions, all of which are scheduled to expire on September 1, […]