Category Archives: Government Relations

China Trade Hearing with USTR Lighthizer

by Ryan Ong, Director, International Business Policy National Association of Manufacturers Testifying yesterday morning in a three-hour hearing (see full hearing here) in front of the House Ways & Means Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer answered a wide range of questions about the administration’s approach, and current negotiations, with China.  In his formal remarks, … Continue reading China Trade Hearing with USTR Lighthizer

US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Will Have To Wait Until Next Congress

by Metals Service Center Institute The United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Lawmakers in the US Congress have acknowledged the deal, called the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will not be considered by lawmakers before this current congress adjourns in December. … Continue reading US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Will Have To Wait Until Next Congress

Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

Exclusion requesters will have seven days from the opening of the rebuttal period to submit rebuttals. Objectors to exclusion requests will then have a seven-day surrebuttal period to post responses, which will be opened once rebuttals are posted by the Department and the case file is reopened. To further assist industry moving through the process, … Continue reading Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid

This is an involved process which will require the expertise of your Customs Broker! To request an administrative refund for previous imports of excluded products granted by the US Department of Commerce (Commerce), importers may file a post summary correction (PSC) and provide the product exclusion number in the Importer Additional Declaration Field. Once products … Continue reading EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid

NAFTA No More: Introducing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

By Bracewell, LLC What just happened? The US, Mexico, and Canada agreed to a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA. The new agreement is called “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA). The Trump Administration framed the deal as a new model for trade agreements that balances the concerns of business groups that depend … Continue reading NAFTA No More: Introducing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Tire Cord Wire Rod Exclusion Request for Korea and United Kingdom

The domestic wire rod industry has submitted a request to the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) to exclude grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality wire rod from the antidumping (AD) orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Korea and the United Kingdom.  One other country which also supplies this product to … Continue reading Tire Cord Wire Rod Exclusion Request for Korea and United Kingdom

Lighthizer Meets with EU, Japan Counterparts on Joint Activity on China, WTO

By Ryan Ong, National Association of Manufacturers On September 25, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USTR Robert Lighthizer met with his counterparts from the European Union (Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade) and Japan (Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan). The three parties discussed a … Continue reading Lighthizer Meets with EU, Japan Counterparts on Joint Activity on China, WTO

China Hits US Exports with $60b in Retaliatory Tariffs

by the National Association of Manufacturers Top Line: The Chinese government overnight responded directly to yesterday’s formal announcements from President Trump and USTR to impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports (List 3), announcing plans to impose its own retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. exports at either a … Continue reading China Hits US Exports with $60b in Retaliatory Tariffs