Section 301

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On June 15, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identified a list of 284 tariff lines affecting approximately $16 billion in imports from China for potential additional tariffs (a tranche of products USTR refers to as “List 2”). After a notice and comment period, USTR announced late on August 7, 2018 that an additional 25 percent tariff would be imposed on 279 of those tariff lines, effective August 23, 2018. […]

 

On August 1, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump directed USTR to “consider increasing the proposed level of the additional duty from 10 percent to 25 percent” on a list of $200 billion in products imported from China that previously had been announced by USTR on July 10 (a tranche of products that USTR is referring to as “List 3”). […]

 

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a process for U.S. interests to obtain product-specific exclusions from tariffs on Chinese imports as a result of the U.S. investigation into, and response to, China’s IP practices (see attached Federal Register notice).  The duties, applied under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, took effect on July 6 and cover an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion.  In imposing the new tariffs, USTR focused on “products” […]

 

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a new list of products imported from China that it proposes would be subject to an additional tariff of 10 percent—as discussed below, this is the third list of products of China for which the United States proposes to assess duties. The new list identifies over 6,000 tariff lines covering a wide array of imports from China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. […]

 

On July 10, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it was initiating the process of imposing a 10% tariff on Chinese imports as a supplemental action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.  USTR’s proposed list covers more than 6,000 products, including seafood and agriculture, chemicals, textiles, metals, electronics, and a host of consumer goods from apparel to furniture to appliances. […]

 

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced procedures, information requirements, and deadlines for requesting exclusion of products from the Section 301 duties that became effective on certain imports from China on July 6, 2018. USTR must receive requests to exclude a particular product by October 9, 2018. Interested persons, including trade associations, can submit requests for exclusion of a particular product […]

 

Today, based on a review conducted by the interagency Section 301 Committee, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) released its final list of 818 Chinese products that will become subject to 25 percent tariffs (“List 1”). U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the duties for these 818 line items on July 6. In addition, USTR released a second list (“List 2”) that includes 284 new products to which 25 percent tariffs may become applicable after further review in a public notice and comment period. […]

 

The three-day hearings on proposed Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods have drawn to a close, and the witness testimony presented to the 301 Committee has provided a useful perspective on the potential benefits—and costs—such tariffs could pose to U.S. businesses and consumers. The hearings followed the Office […]

 

As outlined in our prior client alert, on March 22, 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing his administration to take action against the “unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology” by China. Part of the President’s memorandum included an instruction for United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer (“USTR”) to implement tariffs on a list of products that benefit from China’s unfair industrial policies. […]

 

On March 22, 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing his administration to take action against the “unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology” by China. […]

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