As countries around the globe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, business operations must adapt to changing rules and new restrictions. Many countries have limited business activity and travel, and many have taken actions that impact employee wages and benefits. In addition, several nations have issued economic stimulus measures that may provide companies with opportunities for

Key Notes:

  • Major operational changes have occurred at trade-related U.S. government agencies and courts due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID‑19 outbreak in the United States.
  • The Office of Personnel Management has announced that as of March 17, 2020, and until further notice, federal offices nationwide are open but “maximum telework flexibilities”

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

UPDATED: March 26, 2020 – Major operational changes are expected at trade-related U.S. government agencies and courts in the coming weeks due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Below is currently available information on their status. Overall, the Office of Personnel Management has announced that as of

As the novel coronavirus pandemic alters our daily lives, how we interact with each other and how we conduct business, Thompson Hine’s Trump and Trade editors are providing these web links to helpful government and international organization resources. We will update this post as additional websites focused on the global COVID-19 response become available.

The

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

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Federal Register notice exempting from List 4 (imported Chinese products with an annual trade value of $300 billion) of the Section 301 tariffs targeting China eight entire 10-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) subheadings that cover 59 separate exclusion requests. While there is no reference in the notice,