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On March 26, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a noticethat announces USTR’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests to the $200 Bn action against certain products from China, as specified in the Annex to the notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. The exclusions are reflected in one 10-digit HTSUS subheading, which covers one exclusion request, and 176 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 202 separate exclusion…

On March 26, 2020, the Enforcement and Compliance Unit (E&C), International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce, published in the Federal Register a temporary final rule [Docket No.: 200320-0083] modifying certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information in antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) cases to facilitate the effectuation of service through electronic means. The goal is to promote public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. These temporary modifications will be in place until May…

On March 25, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted an advance copy of a notice to be published in the Federal Register that announces USTR’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests to the $300 Bn action against certain products from China, as specified in the Annex to the notice. : These product exclusions will apply as of September 1, 2019, the effective date of List 1 of the $300 billion action, and will extend…

On March 25, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) will publish in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2020-0014] requesting public comments on possible further modifications to remove duties from additional medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Section 301 duties have been imposed in four tranches. For each tranche, USTR established a process by which US stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the…

USTR has posted an advance copy of a notice to be published in the Federal Register that announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests to the $200 Bn action against certain products from China, as specified in the Annex to the notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. The exclusions are reflected in one 10-digit HTSUS subheading, which covers one exclusion request, and 176 specially prepared product descriptions, which…

On March 19, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) published in the Federal Register a notice that it is temporarily waiving and amending certain of the USITC’s rules that require the filing of paper copies, CD-ROMs, and other physical media in section 337 investigations to address concerns about COVID-19. The procedures for the filing of documents, including the provision of paper copies, CD-ROMs, and other physical media in section 337 investigations is not a…

On March 19, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2020-0012] requesting applications from U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for the establishment of a roster of individuals who would be available to serve as panelists for general state-to-state dispute settlement panels and for specialized labor panels, required by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). To ensure consideration, USTR must receive applications by…

On March 19, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the USTR’s determination to grant extensions to certain exclusion requests from the $34 Bn action (Tranche 1). USTR initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and, to date, has granted ten sets of exclusions. The second set of exclusions was published in March 2019 and will expire in March 2020. On December 30, 2019,…

On March 13, 2020, Bill C-4, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act was approved by the House of Commons, the Senate and received Royal Assent, the last step in formal ratification of the tri-lateral agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The Agreement is referred to as CUSMA in Canada, USMCA in the United States and T-MEC in Mexico. Mexico and the United States had previously ratified the Agreement. Canadian approval means…

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) posted an advance copy of a notice to be published in the Federal Register announcing the USTR’s determination to grant the second set of exclusion requests from the $200 Bn action (Tranche 3). On June 24, 2019, USTR established a process by which US stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an 8-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action from the additional…