List 4A Section 301 Tariffs Reduced Under Phase One U.S. – China Trade Agreement

The U.S. and Chinese governments signed an initial (Phase One) trade agreement in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 2020. This overall framework includes a number of individual agreements governing various aspects of trade between the two countries, including technology transfer, intellectual property and financial services. Included within the overall agreement is a commitment to reduce…

U.S. and China Confirm an Initial Trade Agreement Has Been Reached

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that U.S. and China have reached an initial or ‘Phase One’ agreement on trade. Many agreement details, including an implementation timeline, are yet to be confirmed. The Phase One agreement will also require formal signing by both parties. Subject to confirmation, U.S. government and…

First Set of China Section 301 Tariff Exemptions Announced for List 3 Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced the first (1st) set of product exclusions from List 3 Section 301 25% tariffs or duties on Chinese products. These exclusions relate to items that were included in the third list of products enacted on September 24, 2018. Products in List 3 include over 5700 full or…