Section 301 Investigation

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests on October 31, 2019, for imports of Chinese goods subject to a 15 percent tariff (Tranche/List 4 tariffs), which went into effect on September 1, 2019. This list encompasses products on List 4A of approximately

On October 11, 2019, in remarks to the press, President Donald Trump announced that the United States and China’s trade negotiators had “agreed in principle” to address issues involving intellectual property, financial services and agricultural sales between the two countries. In this “phase one” agreement, China agreed to purchase between $40 billion to $50

In a series of notices, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusions from Section 301 tariffs for certain imported Chinese products on List 1 (valued at $34 billion), List 2 (valued at $16 billion and List 3 (valued at $200 billion). Products on these lists currently face a 25 percent Section 301

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

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is holding a public hearing today regarding its ongoing Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) (see Trump and Trade Update of July 11, 2019). The French DST law imposes a 3% tax on annual revenues generated by companies that provide certain digital services

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

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