International Trade & Supply Chain

U.S. Supply Chain

The United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the Section 301 List 4A tariffs.  The current tariff is 7.5%.  The new exclusions include 11 ten-digit HTS subheadings and 53 specific product descriptions that together cover 242 separate exclusion requests.  The full list of excluded products is available here.  According to

On July 14, 2020, President Trump signed into law an Executive Order that ends Hong Kong’s differential treatment compared to the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”). The President’s action follows the Chinese government’s decision in late May to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong that outlaws any act of “secession,” “terrorism,”

On July 10, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would impose a 25 percent additional duty on certain cosmetics, soaps and cleansing products, and handbags that are products of France, valued at $1.3 billion, due to the French Digital Services Tax (DST).  Nevertheless, USTR delayed the application of the duties for as

On July 9, 2020, List Industries Inc., Lyon LLC, Penco Products Inc., and Tennsco LLC (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on certain metal lockers and parts thereof from China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The scope of this investigation covers certain metal lockers, with or without doors, and parts

The United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the Section 301 List 4A tariffs.  The current tariff is 7.5%.  The new exclusions include 61 specific product descriptions that together cover 86 separate exclusion requests.  The full list of excluded products is available here.  According to the USTR, the product exclusions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced today that it will extend certain product exclusions scheduled to expire on July 9, 2020 for twelve (12) specific products which were subject to Section 301 List 1 tariffs at a rate of 25%.  As a result of these extensions, the exclusion extensions will now expire

On July 8, 2020, Vallourec Star, LP (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (“SSLPP”) from the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea (“Korea”), Russia, and Ukraine. In addition, the petition alleges that imports of SSLPP from Korea and Russia are

U.S. Supply Chain

On July 1, 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 July anniversary months are the following:

  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand
  • Fine Denier Polyester

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

  • U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) will displace NAFTA and become effective today, July 1, 2020
  • USTR is soliciting input on products subject to tariffs in the Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 action
  • USTR initiated a