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Tariff Update: USTR Reinstates 352 Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs

Tariff Update: USTR Reinstates 352 Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs April 4, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) reinstated 352 product exclusions applicable to certain Chinese-origin goods subject to Section 301 tariffs in a notice published on March 28, 2022. USTR reinstated more than half of previously available exclusions, covering a range of manufactured, mechanical and consumer goods. USTR weighed several factors in assessing whether...

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World Trade Organization (WTO) “Trump’s China Tariffs Violate Trade Rules”

World Trade Organization (WTO) “Trump’s China Tariffs Violate Trade Rules” September 16, 2020

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Tuesday struck at the core of President Trump’s trade war on China, ruling that the tariffs he imposed in 2018 on $234 billion worth of Chinese goods ran afoul of U.S. commitments under global trading rules. The U.S. tariffs against China were authorized under Section 301 of the Trade Act...

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Section 301 Update: Legal Challenge Filed Against US Court of International Trade

Section 301 Update: Legal Challenge Filed Against US Court of International Trade September 16, 2020

A new challenge has been filed in the US Court of International Trade (CIT) contesting the assessment of the List 3 and List 4 tariffs that have been imposed on goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.  The lawsuit alleges that the tariffs were imposed in an untimely manner and...

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Section 301 Update: Missed USTR Refunds? We Can Help!

Section 301 Update: Missed USTR Refunds? We Can Help! September 15, 2020

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a number of exclusions to the Section 301 China assessment program. These exclusion orders resulted in millions of dollars of duty refunds for our clients.  In order for importers to have taken advantage of these opportunities they had to file protective claims or timely claims...

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