U.S. Considering Increase in Section 301 Duties to 25% on Chinese Imports

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has been asked by the President to consider an increase in additional Section 301 duties to be assessed against $200 billion in Chinese imports. The applicable products related to this possible duty increase may be found here. This is the third list (‘List 3’) of Chinese products…

Canada Announces Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S. Section 232 Trade Action

In response to the U.S. imposing Section 232 duties on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada, the Canadian government has announced a set of retaliatory tariffs (duties) against U.S. origin products. The tariffs target a wide range of U.S. products including both steel and aluminum along with various other items. A full list…

U.S. Announces Update to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Trade Action

On April 30th, the U.S. Federal Administration announced changes to its Section 232 action affecting certain steel and aluminum imports. Additional information is here and here. For Canada, Mexico and the countries of the European Union (EU), the exclusion from Section 232 duties previously granted has been extended to May 31, 2018. Argentina, Australia and…

Certain Dry Wheat Pasta

Notice of Preliminary Determinations On March 28, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency, pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act, made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain dry wheat pasta from Turkey. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers: 1902.19.21.30 1902.19.22.30 1902.19.23.30 1902.19.29.30 1902.19.91.00 1902.19.92.30 1902.19.93.00…

Presidential Proclamation: Additional Duties on Steel and Steel

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed the two Presidential Proclamations with additional duties on steel (25%) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-steel-united-states/) and aluminum (10%) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-aluminum-united-states/). The additional duties will apply beginning with merchandise entered into the United States on March 23, 2018. Products manufactured in Canada and Mexico are currently exempt from the additional duties. The affected tariff…