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On January 25, 2022, the House Ways and Means Committee released the America COMPETES Act as the House counterpart to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. Commonly referred to as the China packages, both pieces of legislation include trade titles which will now proceed to conference following a floor vote in the House. While the

On December 2, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued CSMS #50264295 providing guidance on requests for liquidation extensions and protest processing related to pending litigation in the Court of International Trade (CIT) challenging the lawfulness of Section 301 List 3 and/or List 4a duties on goods from China.

Regarding requests for liquidation extensions,

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which will lead to roughly $500 billion in new spending in the span of five years on new infrastructure projects. Notably, the IIJA also includes a revenue provision that revives excises taxes on chemicals under Sections 4661, 4662,

 On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expiration of its Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain health and medical resources for domestic use. The TFR – originally issued on April 10, 2020 and reissued for a second time on December 31, 2020 –  prohibited surgical N95 filter facepiece respirators, personal

On May 18, 2021, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Trade Preferences and American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2021. The legislation would renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) which lapsed in December of 2020 through 2027, reauthorize the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill’s (MTB) implementing legislation, and renew the MTB through 2023. The

On September 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs). CBP issued a statement that the WROs were based on information obtained and reviewed by CBP that indicated that the products are produced, in whole or in part, using forced labor.

The following WROs are effective immediately:

  • Garments produced

On August 27, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published a final rule regarding the procedures for the preparation and filing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) petitions and public comments. Under the MTB process, U.S. importers may petition for duty-free or reduced-duty treatment of certain imported products by submitting an MTB petition to the

Webinar on May 17, 2019

Starts: 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 12:30 PM (EDT)

Join the Crowell & Moring trade team for a 30-minute update on the U.S.-China trade negotiations, the imposition of tariffs, and the continued escalation of tensions from the White House.  Hear the latest on President Trump’s potential next steps, the status of

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will be issuing a mandatory questionnaire to companies that benefitted from the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB Act). The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect information that will allow the ITC to prepare a report to examine the effect of duty suspensions and reductions contained in

On September 17, 2018, the White House directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to implement 10 percent tariffs on nearly all the tariff lines in the original Section 301 List 3 valued at approximately $200 billion. Significantly, the notice does NOT indicate that there will be an exclusion process similar to Section 301 List