The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued another Federal Register notice exempting Section 301 tariffs for certain List 4A (imports from China with an annual trade value of $300 billion) products. The exemptions cover five entire 10-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) subheadings and seven specially-prepared product descriptions – covering a total of 36 separate exclusion

On March 25, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) extended the deadline to April 22, 2020, for public comment on possibly granting future Huawei Temporary General License (TGL) extensions. As noted in its March 12, 2020 Federal Register notice, BIS is seeking input on the continuing need for, and

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Federal Register notice exempting Section 301 tariffs for certain List 3 (imports from China with an annual trade value of $200 billion) products. The exemptions cover one 10-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) subheading and 176 specially-prepared product descriptions, which combined cover 202 separately submitted

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on the possible extension of Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain products that it granted on June 4, 2019, in the ongoing trade dispute with China. These exclusions were in the fifth batch of exclusions granted as part

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Notice and Request for Comments seeking comment from members of the public, businesses, and government agencies as to whether further modifications are necessary to the China Section 301 tariffs “to keep current on developments in our national fight against the coronavirus pandemic.” USTR states

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), after seeking comments on whether to extend for another year certain product exclusions it granted in March 2019 (see Trump and Trade Update of January 2, 2020), has granted 11 extensions covering these Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings and product descriptions:

  • 8412.21.0045 – Other engines

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued Friday Federal Register notices exempting Section 301 tariffs for certain List 3 (imports from China with an annual trade value of $200 billion) and List 4 (imports from China with an annual trade value of $300 billion) products.  While the Items on List 3 include several non-medical supply related

On March 12, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 4998, the “Secure and Trusted Communications Networks  Act of 2019,” which prohibits the use of certain federal funds and subsidies to purchase communications equipment or services posing national security risks.  The Act, passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate by

Recently, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its annual reports to Congress assessing how the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Russian Federation (Russia) have been complying with their World Trade Organization (WTO) accession agreements, including both their multilateral commitments and bilateral commitments with the United States.  China became a member of the WTO