Trade Remedy/Enforcement

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has prepared a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on potential enforcement of U.S. retaliatory rights in the long-running World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute between the United States and the European Union (EU) over EU subsidies for large civil aircraft manufacturers. This action stems from an October

In the continuing, long-running trade dispute between the United States and the European Union (EU) over aircraft subsidies, the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 2, 2019, again ruled that the EU, despite earlier decisions instructing the EU to remove or alter its aircraft subsidies, has continued to provide support for the Airbus A350 and

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 Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced this week that it will again extend the temporary general license it issued in May 2019 (see Trump and Trade Update of May 21, 2019 and August 19, 2019) that partially continued the availability of exports under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for

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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On the 40th anniversary of the Iranian takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the hostage-taking of more than 50 U.S. diplomats and officials, the United States announced November 4, 2019, a further tightening of sanctions on Iran. In its statement supporting these sanctions, the White House explained, “The Iranian regime continues to

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) further tightened U.S. sanctions on Cuba “for its repression of the Cuban people and its support of the Maduro regime in Venezuela.” Overall, the United States maintains a comprehensive embargo on trade with Cuba, and the export and reexport to Cuba of items subject to

On October 14, 2019, President Donald Trump announced U.S. economic sanctions directed at the government of Turkey in response to Turkey’s military action in northeast Syria, “including but not limited to indiscriminate targeting of civilians, targeting of civilian infrastructure, targeting of ethnic or religious minorities, or targeting or other actions that undermine the continued counterterrorism

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