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SECTION 232

On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. U.S. Customs and Border Protection began collecting these tariffs on March 23, 2018. On March 22, 2018, the White House announced that application of the Section 232 tariffs on the following countries with a special security relationship with the United States would be suspended […]

Following its investigation of the effects of steel imports on national security, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce) recommended that the Administration take action to limit those imports such that, when combined with “good management,” it would “enable U.S. steel mills to operate at 80 percent or more of their […]

On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting these tariffs on March 23, 2018. […]

President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” during an Oval Office ceremony today. The tariffs are scheduled to take effect in 15 days. […]

On March 1, 2018, President Trump announced his plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States using his authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. President Trump made his announcement during a meeting with executives from American steel and aluminum manufacturers. At this meeting, President Trump stated that he would be signing tariff measures of 25 percent on imports of steel and 10 […]

SECTION 301

On June 15, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identified a list of 284 tariff lines affecting approximately $16 billion in imports from China for potential additional tariffs (a tranche of products USTR refers to as “List 2”). After a notice and comment period, USTR announced late on August 7, 2018 that an additional 25 percent tariff would be imposed on 279 of those tariff lines, effective August 23, 2018. […]

On August 1, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump directed USTR to “consider increasing the proposed level of the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent” on a list of $200 billion in products imported from China that previously had been announced by USTR on July 10 (a tranche of products that USTR is referring to as “List 3”). […]

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a process for U.S. interests to obtain product-specific exclusions from tariffs on Chinese imports as a result of the U.S. investigation into, and response to, China’s IP practices (see attached Federal Register notice).  The duties, applied under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, took effect on July 6 and cover an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion.  In imposing the new tariffs, USTR focused on “products” […]

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a new list of products imported from China that it proposes would be subject to an additional tariff of 10 percent—as discussed below, this is the third list of products of China for which the United States proposes to assess duties. The new list identifies over 6,000 tariff lines covering a wide array of imports from China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. […]

On July 10, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it was initiating the process of imposing a 10% tariff on Chinese imports as a supplemental action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.  USTR’s proposed list covers more than 6,000 products, including seafood and agriculture, chemicals, textiles, metals, electronics, and a host of consumer goods from apparel to furniture to appliances. […]

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced procedures, information requirements, and deadlines for requesting exclusion of products from the Section 301 duties that became effective on certain imports from China on July 6, 2018. USTR must receive requests to exclude a particular product by October 9, 2018. Interested persons, including trade associations, can submit requests for exclusion of a particular product […]

Today, based on a review conducted by the interagency Section 301 Committee, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) released its final list of 818 Chinese products that will become subject to 25 percent tariffs (“List 1”). U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the duties for these 818 line items on July 6. In addition, USTR released a second list (“List 2”) that includes 284 new products to which 25 percent tariffs may become applicable after further review in a public notice and comment period. […]

 

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a new list of products imported from China that it proposes would be subject to an additional tariff of 10 percent—as discussed below, this is the third list of products of China for which the United States proposes to assess duties. The new list identifies over 6,000 tariff lines covering a wide array of imports from China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. […]

The three-day hearings on proposed Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods have drawn to a close, and the witness testimony presented to the 301 Committee has provided a useful perspective on the potential benefits—and costs—such tariffs could pose to U.S. businesses and consumers. The hearings followed the Office […]

As outlined in our prior client alert, on March 22, 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing his administration to take action against the “unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology” by China. Part of the President’s memorandum included an instruction for United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer (“USTR”) to implement tariffs on a list of products that benefit from China’s unfair industrial policies. […]

On March 22, 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing his administration to take action against the “unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology” by China. […]

ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY LAWS

As U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) endeavors to improve enforcement of U.S. trade laws, the option of imposing a single entry bond (“SEB”) requirement on certain types of shipments (or with respect to certain importers) has become much more important. CBP’s enforcement initiatives are, by necessity, largely retrospective in nature. When the agency suspects […]

In May 2015, all six commissioners of the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously determined that the revocation of the antidumping duty order on imports of saccharin from China would not be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic saccharin industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission made […]

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

On January 23, 2018, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation imposing a safeguard tariff on solar panel components. The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the following terms of the tariff: […]

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