On September 11, 2019, the Customs Tariff Commission of China’s State Council (CTCSC) announced its first batch of tariff exclusions for imports of U.S. products, covering shrimp, fish meal, lubricants and more, according to an unofficial translation of a Ministry of Finance press release. These exclusions will be executed under two different lists:

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that his administration will delay until October 15, 2019, its increase in Section 301 tariffs from 25 percent to 30 percent on products from China appearing on Tranches/Lists 1-3. The president and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) had previously indicated that the 5 percent increase would

Following up on President Donald Trump’s tweets and an earlier press statement (see Trump and Trade Update of August 26, 2019), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has formally published a Federal Register notice requesting public comment on its intent to increase the Section 301 tariff from 25 percent to 30 percent

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) formally announced today that an additional duty rate of 15 percent – not 10 percent as originally announced – will begin Sept. 1, 2019, on products imported from China and covered under Annex A of the August 20, 2019 Federal Register notice concerning tariffs on imported Chinese

On August 23, 2019, the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China escalated quickly when China announced that it would impose tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of imports from the United States and President Trump tweeted in response that China should not have done so and that the United States would

In a Federal Register notice published on August 21, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it has added 46 non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) to the Entity List because they “pose a significant risk of involvement in activities contrary to the national security or foreign

The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (Commerce or ITA) has announced the self-initiation of inquiries into possible circumvention involving exports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) made with substrate from China or Taiwan, completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and then exported to the United States.

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a press statement announcing the list of imports from China that will face a Section 301 10 percent tariff (see also Trump and Trade Update of May 14, 2019). Implementation of the tariff on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products will occur in two phases. For most

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced yesterday that Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin is designating China as a “currency manipulator,” stating that “China has taken concrete steps to devalue its currency, while maintaining substantial foreign exchange reserves despite active use of such tools in the past. The context of these actions and the

On August 2, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its first batch of Section 301 product exclusions for imported Chinese products appearing on List 3. These products, which have an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion, have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018. The USTR determined