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Webinar on May 17, 2019 Starts: 12:00 PM (EDT) Ends: 12:30 PM (EDT) Join the Crowell & Moring trade team for a 30-minute update on the U.S.-China trade negotiations, the imposition of tariffs, and the continued escalation of tensions from the White House.  Hear the latest on President Trump’s potential next steps, the status of the product exclusion process for Lists 1, 2, and 3, and how to respond to the recent announcement of List…
In a soon to be published Federal Register Notice, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is modifying its May 9, 2019 notice increasing tariffs on Section 301 List 3 goods from 10 percent to 25 percent on May 10. The May 9 notice included an “on water” exception for items exported to the United States that were in transit before May 10 (i.e., they are not subject to 25 percent tariffs). The modification from USTR states all Section…
Published today in the Federal Register is the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notice increasing tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion (also known as “List 3”) from 10 percent to 25 percent effective May 10, 2019. Unlike past Section 301 notices of this type, this contains an “on water” exception. The annex to the notice reads the effective date includes goods (i) entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouses for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern…
According to a Federal Register Notice to be published on May 9, 2019, tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion (also known as “List 3”) will be increased from 10 percent to 25 percent effective Friday, May 10, 2019. The notice also announces that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will establish a formal exclusion request process for products covered by the September 2018 action [List 3] in order to be excluded from the additional duties. USTR “…will publish…
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, President Trump announced that he would raise the List 3 Section 301 tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese products due to stalled trade negotiations between the two countries. President Trump indicated that the tariff increase would go into effect on May 10, 2019. We cannot confirm that this will occur because the postponement is not official until the Office of the U.S. Trade…
Views and Input Sought From Stakeholders by May 31, 2019. The European Union (EU) has published its preliminary list of U.S. goods that will be targeted for retaliatory tariffs over subsidies to Boeing. The preliminary list is focused on farm products. Some of the products include: Fish, cheese, agricultural goods such as fruits and vegetables, chocolate, wine, spirit alcohols, lobster, handbags/wallets, tractors, motorcycles/motorcycle parts, helicopters, planes, video game consoles, exercise machines, tobacco, etc. The World…
Leading Team Assists Clients with Global Expansion in Asia Los Angeles – March 11, 2019: Crowell & Moring LLP is broadening its ability to help multinational clients navigate global expansion and regulatory compliance in China and the Asia Pacific by adding four international trade and global employment lawyers: partners Nicole J. Simonian and Evan Yee-Fan Chuck, senior counsel Robert Clifton Burns, and counsel Jackson Pai to its Los Angeles and Washington offices. As part…
Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection posted a notice on Section 301 Product Exclusions announced on December 28, 2018. The notice provided the following guidance regarding exclusions granted by USTR: On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative published Federal Register Notice 83 FR 67463 announcing the decision to grant certain exclusion requests from the 25% duty assessed on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (Tranche 1),…
On December 21, 2018 USTR submitted for publication a Federal Register Notice with the first list of products excluded from Section 301 Tariffs on certain products from China. The Products were originally published on the USTR’s “List 1” which included $34 Billion worth of imports from China. The USTR granted 984 individual exclusion requests involving 21 separate HTS codes. An index of all “List 1” exclusion requests and their status in the review process was…
Last update on 5/20/2019: Updated China retaliatory tariffs effective June 1; added Canada and Mexico are now exempt from Section 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs as of 5/20/2019; added Canada and Mexico announcements ending Section 232 retaliatory tariffs as of 5/20/2019; and updated status of Section 232 Autos and Automotive parts investigation. Unofficial spreadsheet with Section 301 List 4 Unofficial spreadsheet with Final 301 list, partial list, and HTS’ removed added. U.S. Trade Actions Action…