Section 301 Investigation

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a press release announcing the initiation of an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the French government’s planned Digital Services Tax (DST). On March 6, 2019, France released a proposal for a 3 percent levy on revenues that certain companies

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has created a website to assist persons in navigating the China Section 301 investigation and tariff process. Recognizing that every product subject to a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action is identified by an 8-digit or 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading, the website provides a

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced in a Federal Register notice that it will open an electronic portal for submission of China Section 301 product exclusion requests on June 30, 2019. This portal will allow interested U.S. parties to request exclusions for products captured under USTR’s Tranches/List 3 of Harmonized Tariff

Please join us Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. for a complimentary one-hour webinar on how your company can survive the U.S.-China trade war by navigating the U.S. government’s complex Section 301 tariff process, utilizing the Chinese government’s product exclusion request process and adjusting supply chain activities. During the program, we will:

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released notice of its fifth batch of China Section 301 product exclusion approvals that will relieve impacted U.S. importers from the 25 percent tariff implemented on certain imports from China July 6, 2018. These approved exclusions cover 464 exclusion requests and are established in two different

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is extending the amount of time certain goods exported from China will have to enter the United States before an additional Section 301 tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent is imposed. As we reported on May 9, President Donald Trump

In a filing with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeking emergency clearance for an information collection and form approval, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) formally indicated that it is “establishing a process by which U.S. stakeholders can request the exclusion of particular products classified within a covered tariff subheading from

After trade negotiations between China and the United States faltered last week, China announced on May 13, 2019, that it would retaliate against the United States’ increase in Section 301 tariffs on certain Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent (see Trump and Trade Update of May 9, 2019). China’s Ministry of Finance announced that as of June 1, 2019, it will increase the tariffs on imports of U.S. goods valued at approximately $60 billion in response to the increase in tariffs implemented by the United States. While not adding goods to its list at this time, China will be increasing the tariffs it imposed on over 5,000 U.S. products on September 24, 2018 (see Trump and Trade Update of September 19, 2018). With the May 13 announcement, the Ministry of Finance indicated that on June 1, 2019, 2,493 U.S. products will now be subject to a 25 percent tariff; 1,078 products will be increased to a 20 percent tariff; and 974 products will be subject to a 10 percent tariff. A 5 percent tariff will remain in place on 595 U.S. products. (Note: All of the linked documents related to the announcement by China’s Ministry of Finance are in Chinese. As soon as English translations become available, they will be posted.)

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