On February 14, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it had completed its review of the current Section 301 tariffs due to the ongoing Large Civil Aircraft dispute with the European Union (EU).  As previously reported, various European goods (including aircraft, certain textiles and wearing apparel, hardware, cheeses, and other

The United States has updated its list of developing and least-developed countries pertaining to countervailing duty (CVD) law.  The most notable change is that India has been removed from this list due to its share of global trade, one of the several factors considered in creating the list of developing countries.  Prior to the change

On January 31, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued another round of product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301 List 3 Tariffs.  The new list of exclusions includes 52 specifically crafted product descriptions that cover 117 separate exclusion requests.  To view the full list of excluded products, click here.  According to

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a joint statement with the trade ministers of Japan and the European Union (EU) following a meeting between the three ministers on January 14, 2020.  The joint statement announces the three economic powers’ frustrations with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) current countervailable subsidy measures and their

In a radio interview, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France will retaliate against the U.S. if the U.S. imposes Section 301 tariffs on French goods due to the French Digital Services Tax (DST) investigation.  The French DST levies a 3 percent tax on revenues for providing “digital interface” services and “targeted advertising”

trade law update

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

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments from interested parties on whether or not to extend previously granted Section 301 exclusions for another year.  The List 1 exclusions, which were originally granted on March 25, 2019, are set to expire on March 25, 2020, but USTR is considering

On December 12, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced in a Federal Register notice that they are reviewing the action taken as a result of the Large Civil Aircraft dispute with the European Union.  USTR is requesting comments on whether any products currently subject to additional duties should have those

On December 12, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued another round of product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301 List 3 Tariffs. The new list of exclusions includes 35 specifically crafted product descriptions that cover 75 separate exclusion requests. To view the full list of excluded products, click here. According to

After a long period of negotiation, Vice Minister Wang Shouwen of China’s Commerce Ministry announced on December 13, 2019 that the U.S. and China have agreed to “phase one” of an agreement to bring an end to the trade war that has disrupted global supply chains since 2018. China’s confirmation came after President Trump approved