Trade Remedy/Enforcement

Just days after it became publicly known that U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer was preparing to implement an exclusion request process for the third tranche of imported Chinese products valued at $200 billion and subject to a 10 percent tariff under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (see Trump and Trade Update

In February 2019, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer testified before the House Ways & Means Committee regarding U.S.-China trade issues (see Trump and Trade Update of February 28, 2019). During the hearing, Lighthizer testified that an exclusion request process would be instituted on the third tranche of imported Chinese products subject to a

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has released another list of products that have been granted exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on imported goods from China, granting exemptions in response to 348 separate exclusion requests for products that meet 21 specially prepared product descriptions. The exclusions cover a wide range of products, including

In a series of actions on April 17, the Trump administration announced the implementation of additional sanctions on the “Troika of Tyranny” in the Western Hemisphere (see Trump and Trade Update of November 16, 2018). President Donald J. Trump and his National Security Advisor John Bolton have long held that Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $639,023,750 settlement with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a UK-based financial institution, over potential civil liability related to alleged violations of the now-repealed U.S. economic sanctions on Burma and Sudan and the continuing sanctions on Cuba, Iran and

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.

On March 27, 2019, Cooper Natural Resources, Inc., Elementis Global LLC and Searles Valley Minerals, Inc. filed a petition on behalf of the domestic industry with the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) seeking antidumping duties on imports of sodium sulfate anhydrous (SSA) from Canada. According to the petition,

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued another list of product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on imported goods from China, granting full or partial exemptions in response to 87 separate exclusion requests, according to a pre-publication copy of the notice. The exclusions cover a wide range of products, including, inter alia, certain

On March 12, 2019, Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), testified before the Senate Finance Committee regarding the World Trade Organization (WTO) and President Donald Trump’s desire for a more effective international trading system. In his prepared remarks, Ambassador Lighthizer stated that the United States remains active at all levels of the WTO but