On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it has amended the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to formally implement the rescission
Continue Reading BIS Amends EAR to Implement Rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation

On January 12, 2021, Honeywell International (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of R-125 (Pentafluoroethane) from the People’s Republic of China.
Continue Reading Petition Summary: R-125 (Pentafluoroethane) from the People’s Republic of China

The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) is indefinitely suspending the Section 301 tariffs on certain handbags and cosmetics from France resulting from the investigation into France’s Digital Services Tax (“DST”). These
Continue Reading USTR Suspends Section 301 DST Tariffs on Handbags and Cosmetics from France

On December 11, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through the U.S. Department of Justice, filed a civil action in the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) in New York, United States v. Winland International, Inc. et al.  The government alleges false statement to avoid paying the correct antidumping (“AD”) rates and instead declaring inappropriate combination rates apply, as well as undervaluation of the goods, certain types of tires.  Fourteen individuals, as well as the company are named in the civil case at the CIT.  The press release of the U.S. Department of Justice states that the alleged violations total at least $6.5 million in lost import duty deposits.
Continue Reading Crackdown on Evasion of Chinese Antidumping Duty Orders Through Criminal and Civil Action in the United States

Effective January 1, 2021 duty reductions under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) expired.  Additionally, Congress has not indicated when it might consider a new MTB bill.  As a result of
Continue Reading Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Duty Reductions Have Expired Effective January 1, 2021. Renewal Date Uncertain

As previously reported, since October 18, 2019 the U.S. has imposed additional duties on various European origin goods (including aircraft, certain textiles and wearing apparel, hardware, cheeses, and other
Continue Reading USTR Increases Tariffs on Aircraft Parts and Certain Wines and Distilled Spirits from France and Germany

On December 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced its final determinations in the antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations of imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil (AD only) and China (AD and CVD). Commerce made a negative final determination in the Brazil investigation, while its determinations for the China investigations were affirmative. See the fact sheet for a summary the final cash deposit rates and margins.
Continue Reading Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China