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President Continues 232 Exemptions For Certain Countries, Announces Quota On Imports Of Steel From South Korea

On April 30, 2018, the President issued two new Proclamations regarding the 232 tariffs imposed on imports of steel and aluminum articles into the United States. The new Proclamations modify the previous steel and aluminum...more

Petition Summary: Quartz Surface Products From China

On April 17, 2018, Cambria Company LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China....more

U.S. Seeks Comments On Proposed China Tariffs

On April 3, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its proposal to impose a 25 percent tariff on approximately 1,300 products imported from China. In response, China announced a 25 percent tariff on...more

4/9/2018  /  China , Imports , Popular , Section 301 , Tariffs , USTR

China Announces New Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Sunday that it would be imposing duties on 128 different U.S. products beginning today, April 2. They provided the list of products last week, particularly targeting U.S....more

United States Exempts South Korea From Section 232 Steel Tariffs In Exchange For A Quota?

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it had reached an agreement with South Korea to provide the country with a long term exemption from the 25 percent tariff on steel products imposed by the...more

Petition Summary: Glycine From China, India, Japan, And Thailand

On March 28, 2018, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and Chattem Chemicals, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of glycine from the People’s Republic of China, India,...more

Petition Summary: Steel Wheels From China

On March 27, 2018, Accuride Corporation and Maxion Wheels Akron LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of steel wheels from the People’s Republic of China....more

President Exempts Countries From Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, Makes Product Exclusions Retroactive

Country Exemptions- On March 22, 2018, the President issued new Proclamations temporarily exempting imports from certain countries from the steel and aluminum tariffs that were announced in Proclamations 9704 and 9705 of...more

President Announces Actions Against China For Intellectual Property Practices

On March 22, 2018, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum in which he announced the actions the United States will take in response to China’s allegedly unfair trade practices found by the Office of the United States...more

Section 232: Process And Procedure For Requesting Exclusions For Steel And Aluminum Imports

On Monday March 19, 2018, the Department of Commerce published its interim rule for the submission of exclusions requests for Section 232 tariffs announced by the White House on March 8, 2018. The rules published by...more

Can U.S. Allies Sidestep New Steel And Aluminum Tariffs?

The recent announcement by the White House that it intends to unilaterally impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from all countries except Canada and Mexico has created...more

New Steel And Aluminum Tariffs May Boost Costs For Downstream U.S. Industries

President Trump’s proclamation imposing additional tariffs of 25 percent on certain steel products and 10 percent on some aluminum products has caused widespread reassessment of the competitive effects of tariffs on...more

Petition Summary: Laminated Woven Sacks From The Socialist Republic Of Vietnam

Scope of the Investigation- The merchandise covered by this investigation is Laminated woven sacks are bags consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip,...more

Trump Announces Decision On Steel And Aluminum Section 232 Investigations

President Trump announced on Thursday, March 1, that he will impose tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products. We anticipate the President will formally sign the trade measures announced today next week and...more

Requests To Exclude Products From The Solar Safeguard Measures Due By March 16

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that anyone interested in having a product excluded from the safeguard measures imposed on imports of solar products must submit an application by March 16,...more

2/19/2018  /  Imports , Solar Energy , Tariffs , USTR

China Launches AD/CVD Investigations Of U.S. Sorghum Imports

The Ministry of Commerce of China has opened antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigations against imports of sorghum from the United States. The action comes in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s...more

Petition Summary: Rubber Bands From Thailand, China, And Sri Lanka

On January 30, 2018, Alliance Rubber Company filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Rubber Bands from Thailand, China, and Sri Lanka. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION The...more

Petition Summary: Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China

On January 26, 2018, the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION...more

Solar Panels and Modules Trade Decision Creates New Uncertainty for Purchasers

The announcement of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) on January 22, 2018, that the Trump Administration is granting relief for the domestic solar panels and modules industry under section 201 of the Trade...more

Impact of Government Shutdown on Trade

The government shutdown began on Saturday at 12:01am. Here is a list of several agencies involved in trade and transportation issues that will be affected....more

Petition Summary: Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey

On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s...more

Commerce Submits Steel Section 232 Report to the President

On Thursday, January 11, the U.S. Department of Commerce formally submitted to the President the results of its investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. National Security. The President now has 90...more

Petition Summary: Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China

On December 27, 2017, Berwick Offray, LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbon from China....more

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