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

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

U.S. Supply Chain

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a draft Federal Register notice outlining its process to review the Section 301 duties imposed on imported goods pursuant to the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute with the European Union (EU).  This review is required by statute (Section 306(b)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974) and may result in goods

U.S. Supply Chain

On June 8, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the 7.5% Section 301 List 4A tariffs.  The new list of exclusions includes two 10-digit HTS subheadings and 32 specially prepared product descriptions that together cover 55 separate exclusion requests.  The full list of excluded products is available here

On June 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a notice initiating new Administrative Reviews for antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders with April anniversary dates. Listed below are the countries and products named in the notice:

AD

  1. Argentina: Biodiesel (A-357-820)
  2. Indonesia: Biodiesel (A-560-830)
  3. The People’s Republic of China
    • Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) (A-570-044)

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 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

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