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On January 7, 2021, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the tariff action in the Section 301 investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) will be suspended. The additional 25% ad valorem tariffs on certain products of France were announced in July 2020, and were scheduled to go into effect on January 6, 2021. The USTR has decided to suspend the tariffs in light of the ongoing investigation of similar DSTs adopted or under…

On January 11, 2021, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #45453497 – GUIDANCE: Revision of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute, which is provided below: The purpose of this message is to provide notice of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) determination to revise the list of products subject to additional duties under the Section 301 Large Civil Aircraft (LCA) remedies, imposing additional 15…

On January 7, 2021, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the tariff action in the Section 301 investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST) will be suspended. The additional 25% ad valorem tariffs on certain products of France were announced in July 2020, and were scheduled to go into effect on January 6, 2021. The USTR has decided to suspend the tariffs in light of the ongoing investigation of similar DSTs adopted or under…

On January 6, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2020-0042] (an advance copy of which was posted on USTR’s website on December 30, 2020) that USTR has determined to revise the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation, “Enforcement of US WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute,” to mirror the approach taken by the European Union (EU) in exercising its World Trade Organization (WTO)…

On December 30, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website an advance copy of a Federal Register notice [Docket No. USTR-2020-0042] that USTR has determined to revise the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation, “Enforcement of US WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute,” to mirror the approach taken by the European Union (EU) in exercising its World Trade Organization (WTO) authorization in the Boeing dispute. In implementing this approach,…

On August 12, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) issued a press release stating that, as required by U.S. law, the USTR is issuing a modification to the list of products subject to WTO-authorized additional duties in the United States’ successful WTO challenge to subsidies for large civil aircraft provided by the European Union, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. USTR is removing from the tariff list certain products from Greece and the United…

On 24 July 2020, the European Commission announced the governments of France and Spain agreed with Airbus SE to modify the terms of the Repayable Launch Investment granted by them for development of the A350 aircraft to reflect market conditions. The announcement said: This means that the European Union and the Member States concerned – France, Spain and Germany, also known as the ‘Airbus Member States’ – are in full compliance with the rulings of…

On July 16, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2019-0009] that announces USTR’s determination to take action in the form of additional duties of 25 percent on products of France specified in Annex A to the notice as a result of France’s Digital Service Tax (DST). USTR has further determined to suspend application of the additional duties for a period of up…

On July 10, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website, a notice to be published in the Federal Register that announces USTR’s determination to take action in the form of additional duties of 25 percent on products of France specified in Annex A to the notice as a result of France’s Digital Service Tax (DST. USTR has further determined to suspend application of the additional duties for a…

On March 17, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published in the Federal Register a document notifying the public of certain arrival restrictions. The document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the countries of the Schengen Area to arrive at one of the United…