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On September 21, 2022, the Senate passed the Kigali Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol by a vote of 69 to 27.  While many have described the passage as largely symbolic it re-affirms the US’s commitment to the hydrofluorocarbon (“HFC”) phasedown, the implementation of which is already causing shifts in import and export markets, as well as the consumer market.   

Continue Reading U.S. Doubles Down On Its Commitment to Reducing HFCs

On October 3, 2022, the Department of Commerce (“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 and suspension agreements. The products and countries that have been listed in the Federal Register notice are the following:

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On September 28, 2022, the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers (“CFCP” or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties pursuant to section 731 of the tariff act

Continue Reading Petition Summary: Certain Freight Rail Couplers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and the United Mexican States                                                                                                            

On September 16, 2022, the Biden Administration announced the final rule regarding a two-year pause on the imposition of new anticircumvention duties on imports of solar cells and modules from

Continue Reading BIDEN ADMINISTRATION PAUSES NEW SOLAR ANTICIRCUMVENTION TARIFFS WITH FINAL REGULATIONS RELATED TO IMPORTS OF SOLAR PANELS

On September 1, 2022, the Department of Commerce (“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 been listed in the Federal Register notice are the following:

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On June 13th, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) released its Operational Guidance For Importers to prepare companies for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”). UFLPA enforcement is set to take effect June 21st and will apply a rebuttable presumption standard to imports tied in whole or in part to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or entities identified by the U.S. government on the soon to be published UFLPA Entity List.

Continue Reading CBP Releases Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Guidance for Importers

On June 6, 2022, President Biden declared a national emergency (the “Declaration”) in relation to energy resources and temporarily extended the time of duty-free importation of solar panels and parts
Continue Reading President Puts Hold on Tariffs and Duties On Solar Panels and Parts of Solar Panels From Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand