Section 301 Investigations

Playing the role of Scrooge, 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 December 2018 (see Trump and Trade Update of October 29, 2019), has determined that it will only grant six extensions covering the following Harmonized Tariff

Pursuant to the December 13, 2019 “Phase One” trade agreement with China (see Trump and Trade Update of December 13, 2019), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today, formally announcing that the Section 301 tariff of 15 percent on certain products from China (List 4B)

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products appearing on List 3. These products have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018, when President Donald Trump announced additional import duties on Chinese goods with an annual trade value of approximately

President Donald Trump has confirmed via Twitter that the United States and China have agreed to a “Phase One Deal.” In this agreement, China will reportedly purchase $200 billion of U.S. products and services over the next two years, including an apparent agreement to purchase $40-50 billion of agricultural goods. In addition, China has agreed

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its Section 301 investigation report this week on France’s digital services tax (DST), finding that the tax discriminates against U.S. companies, is inconsistent with prevailing principles of international tax policy, and is unusually burdensome for affected U.S. companies. The report notes that the French DST is inconsistent with prevailing

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products appearing on List 3. These products have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018, when President Donald Trump announced additional import duties on Chinese goods with an annual trade value of approximately

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced today more Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products appearing on List 3. These products have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018. The USTR determined that two 10-digit subheadings will be excluded in their entirety:

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is seeking public comment on its consideration of extending certain product exclusions it granted in December 2018 in the ongoing trade dispute with China [update: USTR Federal Register notice of October 31, 2019]. These exclusions were part of the first round of

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced today more Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products appearing on List 3. These products have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018. The USTR determined that 83 specific product descriptions will be excluded from the tariffs, covering 95 separate exclusion

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