Category Archives: Section 232

301 Tariff Exclusion Process Begins for Chinese Imports on List 3

On June 30, the Office of the US Trade Representative opened the process for requesting exclusions to Section 301 tariffs on Chinese products on List 3. The products on List 3 include Wire Products from Chapter 73 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). The process is very different than the exclusion … Continue reading 301 Tariff Exclusion Process Begins for Chinese Imports on List 3

Supreme Court Declines Steel Section 232 Challenge

from National Law Review, June 26, 2019 The United States Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a challenge to President Trump’s authority to enact steel and aluminum tariffs for stated reasons of national security. The president has claimed authority to implement tariffs pursuant to section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as … Continue reading Supreme Court Declines Steel Section 232 Challenge

Steel Section 232 News and Updates

by Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) Steel prices continue to fall in the US (but also overseas). See the latest Steel Benchmarker Report June 2019 on hot-rolled steel.  Steel prices continue to go down in the US and around the world, with the price difference narrowing but still greater than pre-tariff prices.  … Continue reading Steel Section 232 News and Updates

Commerce Department Launches New Site For Section 232 Exclusion Process

by Metals Service Center Institute On June 10, the US Commerce Department launched a new portal through which all Section 232 exclusion requests and objections must be submitted. Starting on June 13, the department began accepting exclusion requests via the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) website instead of on the federal rulemaking portal at regulations.gov. The … Continue reading Commerce Department Launches New Site For Section 232 Exclusion Process

United States, Canada Seek Approval Of USMCA At Same Time

by Metals Service Center Institute Republican members of Congress are hopeful that the U.S. House and Senate will consider ratification of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, the trade agreement to replace NAFTA, before Congress’ August recess. To meet that deadline, the White House will have to address Democrats’ concerns about the deal. … Continue reading United States, Canada Seek Approval Of USMCA At Same Time

232: Continuing or “Renewing” an Exclusion Request Will Require a New Submission – Act Early

From Fred Waite and Kimberly Young, AWPA Counsel In the interim final rule published last year, BIS provided the following explanation about “renewals” of exclusions granted under Section 232: “Individuals and companies will need to file a new exclusion request before the expiration of any granted exclusions to avoid any interruptions in their tariff relief. … Continue reading 232: Continuing or “Renewing” an Exclusion Request Will Require a New Submission – Act Early

US Removes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

On Friday, the US announced plans to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in favor of stronger enforcement actions in a move that will help clear the way for ratification of the new NAFTA. The United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer,  has made a statement indicating the tariffs on Canadian steel and … Continue reading US Removes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation Earlier today, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation on imports of passenger vehicles (sedans, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, minivans, and cargo vans) and light trucks and certain automobile parts (engines and engine parts, transmissions and powertrain … Continue reading Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation

Trade Court Rebuffs Challenge to Trump’s Steel Duties

From Law360 A US Court of International Trade tribunal rejected a bid to undo President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on steel imports, ruling that the Cold War-era law used to install the levy does not violate the US Constitution’s separation of powers. The 2-1 decision by the special three-judge CIT shut down a suit … Continue reading Trade Court Rebuffs Challenge to Trump’s Steel Duties

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