Today President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a “Phase One” trade agreement, the first formal text agreement between the two sides since the United States initiated the Section 301 investigation in August 2017, which has since led to mounting U.S. and Chinese tariffs affecting bilateral trade.

The agreement does not specifically

Last week, the U.S. Court of International Trade(CIT) granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government, including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, from implementing the withdrawal of a tariff exclusion for bifacial solar panels without due process. The government’s withdrawal comes only months after

The Commerce Department will publish, in proposed form, long-awaited regulations to implement the sweeping language of the May 2019 Executive Order entitled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.”

The proposed regulations, to be promulgated under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the EO, would establish

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) allowed the U.S. to set duties on $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods as a consequence of the long-running legal battle over subsidies to Airbus. This ruling allows President Trump’s administration to set increased import duties on such articles as EU wines, cheeses, motorcycles

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process is administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). 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 ITC. The ITC has indicated that it will open its portal and begin accepting MTB petitions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is soliciting comments on its 1997 Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims and its ongoing enforcement of that policy. On September 26, 2019, the FTC held a workshop with key stakeholders to discuss how consumers perceive “Made in USA” claims, how advertisers and marketers comply with the standard, and

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released three distinct batches of product exclusion requests from its Section 301 tariffs during July and early-August.

In ruling NY N305076, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of the Four Layer Vertical Aeroponic Plant Growth System, the Single Layer Aeroponic Plant Growth System and the Two Layer Aeroponic Plant Growth System. All three systems operate in the same manner with the main differences being the number of layers and the

Companies that conduct business internationally may become entangled in cross-border employment issues that often seem complicated because of the interaction between U.S. laws and potentially unfamiliar laws in the foreign country. In some cases, obligations may arise even when the company does not have “employees” on the ground. During this webinar, our attorneys discuss circumstances