International Trade & Supply Chain

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the final implementing regulations of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) on June 3, 2020, an important step for when the USMCA goes into effect on July 1, 2020. The implementing regulations cover the interpretation, application, and administration of the rules of origin, textile and apparel

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced on June 2, 2020 that it is initiating Section 301 investigations on Digital Services Taxes (“DSTs”) adopted or under consideration by Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, the European Union (“EU”), India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (“U.K.”). The Section 301 DST investigations could lead

The Commerce Department announced on June 2, 2020, that it is starting another  Section 232 investigation that could result in the imposition of tariffs or potentially other restrictions on imports of vanadium.  The agency stated that it will review and determine “whether the present quantities or circumstances of vanadium imports into the United States threaten

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On June 2, 2020, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties.

The products and countries that have June anniversary months are the following:

  • Cold Drawn Mechanical Tubing from Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Switzerland and China
  • Glycine from

In Husch Blackwell’s May 2020 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law:

  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announces opportunities to submit comments in the Section 232 investigations on imports of mobile cranes and steel for electrical transformers
  • White House issues Executive Order providing federal

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a Federal Register notice on May 26, 2020, inviting comments from interested parties on BIS’s Section 232 national security investigation on imports of mobile cranes. Comments on the mobile cranes investigation may be submitted on or before July 10, 2020 and rebuttal comments

On May 26, 2020, MTD Products, Inc. (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on certain walk-behind lawn mowers from the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam. In addition, the petition alleges that imports of walk-behind lawn mowers from China are unfairly subsidized and requests the imposition of countervailing duties.

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White HouseThe Trump Administration issued its Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery (the “EO”) on May 19, 2020 (Executive Order). The EO seeks to remedy the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by removing certain administrative barriers and providing flexibility in the implementation and enforcement of other administrative provisions and

On May 21, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301 List 3 Tariffs.  The new list of exclusions includes seventeen 10-digit HTS subheadings and sixty-one specially prepared product descriptions that together cover 103 separate exclusion requests.  The full list of excluded products is available here

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a Federal Register Notice on May, 19, 2020, inviting comments from interested parties on its investigation regarding the potential expansion of Section 232 tariffs to include imports of steel incorporated into electrical transformers. Comments on the investigation may be submitted on or before June