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UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On February 19, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 47 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 LIST 1 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO NUMEROUS PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 4 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 1 (the $34 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On November 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 36 additional 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 an additional tariff […]

WEBINAR ON SECTION 232 AND 301 TARIFFS – PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS AND DUTY RECOVERY

Erik D. Smithweiss will be conducting a webinar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 for The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). The presentation will address the current status of exclusions under Sections 232 and 301, the process for submitting exclusion requests under Section 232, the procedures for obtaining duty refunds when exclusions are […]

COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT SANTA SUIT IS NOT FESTIVE

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (in the April 29, 2019 decision in Rubies Costume Company v. United States), considered whether the below “Premier Plush 9 Piece Santa Suit” (consisting of a jacket, pants, gloves, a toy sack, a beard, a wig, a hat, a belt, and shoe covers) fell within the tariff […]