In Husch Blackwell’s September 2023 Trade Law Update you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law:
- An update on U.S. Department of Commerce decisions
On June 22, 2023, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the United States and India reached an agreement to terminate ongoing disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO).Continue Reading U.S. and India Agree to terminate Six Outstanding Disputes at The World Trade Organization
On November 1, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the questionnaire it is requesting interested parties to submit for its consideration related to the economic impact of the…Continue Reading USTR Releases Draft Questionnaire for Section 301 Economic Impact Analysis
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
July 6, 2022, will mark the four-year anniversary of the institution of Section 301 tariffs against approximately $370 Billion in imports from China into the United States. In light of this anniversary, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) is commencing the first phase of its Four-Year Review Process, which will allow representatives of domestic industries which benefit from the trade actions to submit comments on whether or not the Section 301 tariffs should continue. In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2022 (unpublished version available here), USTR is requesting interested parties to address whether the imposition of the tariffs has been beneficial. Comments from domestic interested parties must be submitted in a 60-day window prior to the four-year anniversary. The first round of comments will be accepted between May 7, 2022, and July 5, 2022, for the List 1 tariffs which are set to expire on July 6, 2022. Comments related to the List 2 tariffs will be accepted between June 24, 2022, and August 22, 2022, as those tariffs are set to expire on August 23, 2022.
Continue Reading USTR Announces Opportunity for Domestic Industry Parties to Comment on Continuation of Section 301 Tariffs
On March 22, 2022, the United States and the United Kingdom announced in a joint statement that the U.S. will halt Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the U.K, effective June 1, 2022, and that the U.K. will also lift retaliatory tariffs on over $500 million worth of U.S. exports to the U.K. The Section 232 tariffs were instituted in March 2018 on all imports of steel and aluminum from multiple countries.
Continue Reading The United States and the United Kingdom Agree to Cessation of Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
On January 1, 2022, the new Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) will take effect with a number of significant updates for importers and exporters. The World Customs Organization (WCO) made approximately 350 amendments which will impact a substantial number of products and product groups being imported into the U.S. In addition to new classifications, importers should also take note of the updated tariff descriptions, legal notes, and product descriptions. The new changes are expected to account for the continued advances in technology and developing global priorities. The updated version can be found here along with the official change record.
Continue Reading New Harmonized Tariff Schedule Updates Set to Take Effect in January 2022
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced in a notice that 81 COVID specific product exclusions would be extended for an additional 6 months, with all COVID exclusions receiving an additional 16-day transition period. The exclusions on the 81 products was set to expire on November 14, 2021, but will now be pushed back until May 31, 2022, allowing these medical – care products to remain free from additional duties upon importation. The announcement comes after USTR requested public comments on August 27, 2021 on whether the exclusions should be further extended.
Continue Reading USTR Grants 6-Month Extension on Exclusions for 81 COVID-Related Products