Trade Remedy/Enforcement

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Federal Register notice exempting Section 301 import tariffs for certain List 3 products from China (imports from China with an annual trade value of $200 billion). The exemptions cover 17 ten-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) subheadings and 61 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover

On May 13, 2020, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (USW), a union on behalf of the domestic industry employees, filed petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking antidumping (AD) duties on imports of

Two recent federal government actions have highlighted national security concerns related to the nation’s power grid. First, on May 1, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that will likely lead to restrictions on the procurement and use of electric equipment from certain foreign adversaries for use in the U.S. power grid. Second, on

On April 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order in an effort to support U.S. businesses that have faced significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic response by allowing deferment of duty payments.  The order gives the Treasury Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the flexibility to allow for a

On April 6, 2020, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) submitted a request to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for an expedited Section 332 investigation to identify imported products that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released its annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers that addresses the status of foreign trade and investment barriers to U.S. exports around the world. This report is the U.S. government’s major annual report on the barriers to trade, investment and services that U.S.

UPDATED: April 6, 2020 – Major operational changes continue 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. Below is currently available information on their status. Overall, the Office of Personnel Management has announced that as of March 16, 2020, and until

On February 27, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum declining to impose Section 232 tariffs on imports of titanium sponge. While concurring with the findings of the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 report that imports of titanium sponge threaten to impair national security, the president declined to take action in the form of

Huttig Building Products, Inc. (Huttig) has become the latest U.S. importer to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s recent Section 232 tariffs on certain steel and aluminum derivative products. In a complaint filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), Huttig argues that the president’s January 24, 2020 Proclamation imposing a 25

For only the fourth time, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published a Federal Register notice announcing Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products appearing on List 2. These products have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since August 23, 2018, when President Donald Trump announced additional import duties on