CIT Rules USTR Had Authority to Impose Section 301 Tariffs—Not All Lost for Importers

CIT Rules USTR Had Authority to Impose Section 301 Tariffs—Not All Lost for Importers

Although the Court of International Trade’s (CIT) findings that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) had authority to impose Lists 3 and 4A tariffs did hit the over 3,600 lawsuits challenging the tariffs hard, not all is lost for the importers. In the long-awaited opinion, the court ruled against the plaintiffs' argument that…

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USTR Extends 81 COVID-19 Related Product Exclusions for 6 Months

USTR Extends 81 COVID-19 Related Product Exclusions for 6 Months

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced an extension of 81 Section 301 tariff exclusions—which include certain medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic—until May 31, 2022. USTR has also stated that the notice, “extends the 99 exclusions scheduled to expire on November 14, 2021, through November 30, 2021. Those exclusions…

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Options for Importers for Section 301 Possible Refunds

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Options for Importers for Section 301 Possible Refunds

UPDATE: 8/18/21—Plaintiffs will now have until October 4, 2021, to submit the requested information to CBP’s repository. The new deadline for CBP to complete the repository is now September 3, 2021. For any assistance regarding submitting data or these updated deadlines, please use the contact form below. The Court of International Trade (CIT) has granted a preliminary injunction in the Section 301…

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Certain Section 301 Imports to Combat COVID-19 Exclusions Extended

Certain Section 301 Imports to Combat COVID-19 Exclusions Extended

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it will extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on certain imports from China, which include personal protection equipment (PPE) needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30, 2021. USTR has said that the latest tariff exclusion extension covers these goods when entered for consumption, or…

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New 25% Tariff on Certain French Goods Added to Tariff Schedule, Then Suspended One Day Later

New 25% Tariff on Certain French Goods Added to Tariff Schedule, Then Suspended One Day Later

Tariffs on certain goods from France were added to the tariff schedule and took effect on Jan. 6, according to the ITC’s change record. The additional tariffs on certain products were announced in July 2020.  Section 301 tariffs announced by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in July in retaliation for France’s digital services tax (DST)…

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