CSMS #40281968- Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action

CSMS #40281968 – Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action BACKGROUND The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the EU and certain member states have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. On October 9,…

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Technical Adjustments to Implement Tariff Hike on EU Goods in Aircraft Subsidy Case

Friday, October 18, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is making various technical changes in order to implement on Oct. 18 the previously announced additional tariffs of 25 percent on more than 150 goods imported from European Union countries, as well as an additional 10 percent tariff on new aircraft from France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Specifically, USTR is creating…

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China Tariff Increase On Hold as Limited Trade Agreement Announced

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Tariffs on $250 billion worth of imports from China will not be increased to 30 percent on Oct. 15 after the U.S. and China announced an agreement in principle on the first phase of a broad trade agreement. However, the agreement has no other effect on the additional tariffs the U.S. has in place on nearly $400 billion worth of…

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More China Tariff Exclusions Announced; Retroactive Refunds Available

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 1 and 2 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. These exclusions cover a total of 203 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 511 exclusion requests (see attached for complete lists of excluded items). USTR has also removed several exclusions erroneously…

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Tariff Increase on $250 Billion in Imports from China Expected Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report U.S. government sources have confirmed that a proposed increase in the additional tariff being imposed on $250 billion worth of imports from China from 25 percent to 30 percent will NOT take effect Oct. 1 but is still planned for Oct. 15. In August the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative sought public comments on this proposed increase, which would…

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Tenth Round of Products Excluded from Section 301 Duties

Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #39985407 – GUIDANCE: Tenth Round of Products Excluded from Section 301 Duties BACKGROUND On September 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 84 FR 49564 announcing the decision to grant the tenth round of certain exclusion requests from the 25 percent duty assessed under the Section 301 investigation related to goods from China ($34B Action – Tranche 1). These product…

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U.S, Japan Announce Agreements on Trade in Agricultural, Industrial, Digital Goods

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The White House announced Sept. 25 two new agreements on trade with Japan that it expects will reduce the U.S. trade deficit with that country. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the two sides plan further negotiations in the coming months in the interest of achieving a more comprehensive agreement that “addresses remaining tariff and non-tariff barriers and…

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Interim China Deal Possible as Beijing Suspends More Tariffs

Monday, September 16, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump said Sept. 12 that he would be willing to consider an interim trade agreement with China, which could open the door for progress at bilateral talks scheduled for October. The president’s comments came as China announced that it plans to add pork and soybeans to a list of U.S. goods recently exempted from its retaliatory tariffs. “I see…

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China Announces Tariff Exclusions for U.S. Goods, U.S. Responds with Delay of Tariff Increase

Friday, September 13, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report China announced this week the first exclusions from its additional 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. goods. President Trump then delayed from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 an increase from 25 to 30 percent in the Section 301 additional tariff on $250 billion worth of goods imported from China. China Tariff Exclusions. The China tariff exclusions for the following…

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Determining Origin for Section 301 Tariffs Poses Challenges

Thursday, September 05, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report There continue to be conflicting reports in the press about the correct test to apply to determine country of origin for purposes of the Section 301 tariffs the U.S. is currently imposing on imports from China. Importers should be aware that while the COO claims made by their vendors may be correct under the source country’s rules, they may be…

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