The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) is indefinitely suspending the Section 301 tariffs on certain handbags and cosmetics from France resulting from the investigation into France’s Digital Services Tax (“DST”). These
Continue Reading USTR Suspends Section 301 DST Tariffs on Handbags and Cosmetics from France

As previously reported, since October 18, 2019 the U.S. has imposed additional duties on various European origin goods (including aircraft, certain textiles and wearing apparel, hardware, cheeses, and other
Continue Reading USTR Increases Tariffs on Aircraft Parts and Certain Wines and Distilled Spirits from France and Germany

United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the very first enforcement action under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) to address Canada’s tariff-rate quotas (“TRQs”) on imported dairy products, which the USTR alleges are in violation of various USMCA Articles to the detriment of U.S. dairy producers. USTR’s announcement follows complaints from U.S. dairy farmers and Members of Congress received earlier this year over Canada’s use of TRQs.  USTR stated in its announcement that it was “disappointed that Canada’s policies have made this first ever enforcement action under the USMCA necessary to ensure compliance with the agreement.”
Continue Reading USTR Announces First USMCA Enforcement Action to Address Canada’s Tariff-Rate Quotas for Dairy Products

The U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) announced on December 2, 2020 that it would begin monitoring imports of bell peppers and strawberries pursuant to Section 332 of the Tariff Act
Continue Reading USITC To Begin Monitoring Imports of Strawberries and Bell Peppers at USTR’s Request

In a November 3, 2020 letter, U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) Robert E. Lighthizer requested that the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) “monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers” pursuant
Continue Reading USTR Requests That ITC Conduct Section 332 Investigation to “Monitor and Investigate” Imports of Strawberries and Bell Peppers

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a statement announcing the initiation of new investigations under Section 301 of the Trade Act of
Continue Reading USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation into Vietnam’s Currency Manipulation and Importation of Illegal Timber

On September 1, 2020 the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”), Department of Agriculture, and Department of Commerce issued a 32-page report outlining the Trump Administration’s plan to
Continue Reading USTR Requests ITC to Initiate Section 201 Investigation into Imports of Blueberries