U.S. – China Talks End after Three Days

Two Days Turned into Three Days Keith Bradsher of The New York Times states, “Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of when they might reach a deal.”  The original mid-level talks […]

U.S. – China Trade Truce

U.S. – China Trade Deal in Discussions United States’ President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires this past weekend to discuss their differences in trade.  The outcome?  A truce to the trade war and a pause on threatened tariff increases on January 1, 2019. […]

Will China and U.S. Resolve the Trade War?

China sends Response to U.S. China and the U.S. may end up with some formal negotiations to resolve the current China-U.S. Trade War that is going on now.  According to Reuters, “Trump is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina at the end of November and […]

Section 301 China Imports

Let’s debrief the Section 301 situation.  List 1, effective July 6, 2018 places an additional duty rate of 25% on $34 billion worth of goods from China.  List 2, effective August 23, 2018 places an additional duty rate of 25% on $16 billion worth of goods from China.  List 3, effective September 24, 2018 places an additional 10% […]

HTSUS Chapter 44 Changes; Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

Information Derived from U.S. Customs Cargo Systems Messaging Service 9/28/2018 Background On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. On June […]

Additional Section 301 Tariff Effective September 24

Additional Duty on $200 Billion from China On September 17, 2018, President Trump announced the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will be proceeding with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China.  The tariff will go into effect on September 24, 2018 and add 10% duty to the items on this list.  […]

Nafta Now, Nineteen, or Potentially Never

A Summary of U.S. Trade Developments Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright Read the Updated Version (August 25, 2018) here NAFTA Re-Negotiation This week is Now, Nineteen (as in 2019), or potentially Never in the ongoing renovation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  A US-Mexico […]

Section 301 List 2 Tariffs Released

Tariffs go into Effect August 23, 2018 On August 9, 2018, The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the […]

Section 301 Product Exclusion

For all those impacted by Chinese imports subject to section 301 tariffs, you have until October 9, 2018 to apply for a product exclusion. If you apply for an exclusion, the public will have 14 days to file responses to the request for product exclusion. After the close of the 14 day response period, interested persons […]

Trump Tariff Timeline

Tariff Timeline for U.S. Imports and Exports The year 2018 has affected the global trade industry in many ways.  The following timeline shows the announcement dates and effective dates for new tariffs on a variety of products affecting a variety of countries including China, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, India, Australia, Brazil and the European Union.  […]