On February 26, 2021, the Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain mobile access equipment and subassemblies from the People’s Republic of China.
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The merging of Hong Kong with China with respect to Hong Kong’s treatment under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) is now reflected in the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security’s Hong Kong recordkeeping guidance.  On February 19, 2021, BIS updated its Hong Kong recordkeeping FAQs to make that guidance consistent with the final rule BIS issued on December 23, 2020 implementing Executive Order 13936 (the “E.O.”).  The E.O. was signed in the wake of U.S. objections to Chinese government national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong in 2020, which outlaws any act of “secession,” “terrorism,” or “collusion” with a foreign power.
Continue Reading BIS Updates Hong Kong Recordkeeping FAQs Consistent with Removal of Hong Kong from EAR Country Chart

On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced the initiation of antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations on pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China. The petitioner in this
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On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a region-wide Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) against cotton products and tomato products originating from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Xinjiang”)
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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.
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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

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

The Trump Administration has encountered further setbacks in its efforts to prevent Chinese company ByteDance Ltd. (“ByteDance”) from providing its popular social media app TikTok in the U.S.  For background:
Continue Reading TikTok Legal Drama Continues to Unfold Across Multiple Courtrooms and Federal Agencies

President Trump issued an Executive Order (“E.O.”) on November 12, 2020 titled “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies.”  The E.O., which will be published
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