UPDATED: April 1, 2020 – Several U.S. executive branch agencies along with federal courts are instituting significant operational changes.  These changes have either already been implemented or are anticipated at the U.S. government agencies and courts which manage international trade-related concerns in the coming weeks due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID-19

UPDATED: March 25, 2020 – Several U.S. executive branch agencies along with federal courts are instituting significant operational changes.  These changes have either already been implemented or are anticipated at the U.S. government agencies and courts which manage international trade-related concerns in the coming weeks due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID-19

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

  • President Trump Signs USMCA
  • Expansion of Section 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs to cover certain derivative articles
  • U.S. and China Sign Phase One Trade Agreement
  • U.S., EU, and Japan Trade Ministers Issue Joint

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In Husch Blackwell’s December 2019 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law.

  • USMCA Passes House, Setting Stage for Vote in the Senate in 2020
  • U.S.-China Reach “Phase One” trade agreement
  • USTR Announces New Round of Product Exclusions
  • USTR to Expand List of EU Imports Subject

On December 19, 2019, Petitioners FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood Group, and Finkl Steel filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping on imports of Fluid End Blocks from Germany, India, and Italy and countervailing duties on imports of such products from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, India and Italy.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

On December 18, 2019, Petitioner Coalition Against Korean Cigarettes filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of 4th Tier Cigarettes from the Republic of Korea.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The physical characteristics of the covered product, which define the scope, are as follows:

The merchandise covered by this investigation

In Husch Blackwell’s November 2019 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law.

  • USTR Announces New Round of Product Exclusions
  • U.S.-China Trade Dispute Status Update
  • WTO Authorizes China to Impose Tariffs against U.S.
  • An update on U.S. Department of Commerce decisions
  • U.S. International Trade Commission –

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced on October 11, 2019 the opening of its system for accepting petitions for tariff relief under the American Competitiveness Act of 2016 (commonly referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill or MTB).  The MTB allows U.S. importers to petition for duty-free or reduced-duty treatment of imported products that

U.S. International Trade Commission

Section 701/731 Proceedings

Investigations
  • Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China: On July 5, 2019, the ITC released the final determinations in the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations.
  • Steel Trailer Wheels from the People’s Republic of China: On July 23, 2019, the ITC released the final revised schedule for the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations.
  • Polyester Textured Yarn from the People’s Republic of China: On July 29, 2019, the ITC released the final schedules for the Final Phase of the Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations.

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Court of International Trade

Summary of Decisions

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On May 1, 2019, the CIT sustained Commerce’s remand redetermination results following a countervailing duty investigation for certain hot-rolled steel flat products from the Republic of Korea. The court reviewed two issues on remand, Commerce’s selection of the highest calculated AFA rate and Commerce’s corroboration. Concerning the first issued on the selection of the AFA rate, the CIT found that Plaintiff POSCO did not exhaust its administrative remedies. The second issue presented was whether or not the selected 1.05% AFA rate was corroborated based upon substantial evidence and whether Commerce’s selection of a non-de-minimis AFA rate was appropriate because it was a rate calculated for a cooperating Korean company in another countervailing duty proceeding for a similar program.

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On May 2, 2019, in the case of garage door openers that were redesigned to avoid infringement on a registered patent, the CIT denied the ITC’s motion for a stay pending appeal based on the grounds that the ITC did not meet its burden for a stay. A stay of the preliminary injunction and all other proceedings in this matter was not warranted as: (1) the ITC has not demonstrated a “strong showing” of likelihood of success on the merits, (2) the ITC has not demonstrated that it will be irreparably injured absent a stay in this action, (3) the issuance of a stay would substantially injure another party, the Plaintiff, and (4) the public interest is neutral. For those reasons, the CIT denied the ITC’s motion for a stay.
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