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On October 17, 2019, CBP issued CSMS #40281968 – Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action, which is reproduced below: 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…

On October 2, 2019, USTR announced that the United States has requested that the WTO schedule a meeting on October 14 to approve a US request for authorization to take countermeasures against the EU in connection with the arbitrator’s decision in the WTO dispute entitled “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft” (DS316). Earlier in the day, the WTO announced that a WTO arbitrator issued its decision finding…

On October 9, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register its Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute [Docket No. USTR-2019-0003] (originally posted by USTR on its website on October 4 as an advance copy). The notice states that USTR has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied US rights under…

On October 2, 2019, USTR announced that the United States has requested that the WTO schedule a meeting on October 14 to approve a US request for authorization to take countermeasures against the EU in connection with the arbitrator’s decision in the WTO dispute entitled “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft” (DS316). Earlier in the day, the WTO announced that a WTO arbitrator issued its decision finding…

On October 4, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website an advance copy of the Federal Register Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute [Docket No. USTR-2019-0003], which states that USTR has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied US rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to…

The European Commission has announced that on 15 July 2016, the General Administration of China Customs and Hong Kong Customs joined the customs authorities of eight EU Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom) and the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission, DG TAXUD in Phase 3 of the Smart and Secure Trade Lanes (SSTL) pilot project. Seven additional Member States (Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia) as well as the WCO take part as observers.

  On April 6, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), published in the Federal Register a notice announcing that the NMFS Assistant Administrator has issued new five-year affirmative findings for the Governments of Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain (“The Nations”) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). These new five-year affirmative findings will allow yellowfin tuna and yellowfin tuna products harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in…