Perspectives on China
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At a press conference at the G20 Summit in Japan on June 29, President Trump said he will not lift current Section 301 tariffs on China, but also would not add tariffs on any additional Chinese imports “for at least the time being” as part of an agreement to resume negotiations with China.
On May 21, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice requesting comments on the proposed exclusion process for List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.
Sanctions on Steroids: Huawei is a Prohibited ‘Entity,’ Foreign Adversaries Are Lurking in Information and Communications Services, What Does It All Mean?
Between the addition of Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, to the Entity List and a new EO declaring a national emergency related to information and communications technology and services, last week proved to be nonstop excitement for the export control world.
For these tariffs to become effective, the US Trade Representative will need to publish a final notice after public comment and hearing.
China Section 301 List 3 Developments: An Increase to 25 Percent and Possibly an Exclusion Process – And Then a List 4?
On Sunday, May 5, President Donald Trump announced that the Section 301 tariffs on List 3 products will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on Friday, May 10, and to expect a fourth list of $325 billion in Chinese imports to be taxed at 25 percent.
Section 301 Update: No List 3 Exclusion Process for Now; Expect Delays on List 1 and 2 Exclusion Reviews
The US Trade Representative has announced the Trump administration’s intention of leaving companies subject to the 10 percent tariff rate under Section 301 List 3 without an exclusion process.
China Section 301 Update: Product List 3 Determination; Product List 2 Exclusion Process Announced; and Modifications to Ch. 98 and MTB Claims
The Trump Administration recently announced several major decisions, including: finalizing the List 3 products subject to additional duties and revealing its implementation schedule.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a statement on August 2, 2018, advising that President Trump has directed him to consider raising the previously proposed 10% additional duty to be applied to $200 billion worth of Chinese goods (referred to as the List 3 products) to 25%.
On July 6, 2018, the implementation day for the Section 301 “List 1” duties, the United States Trade Representative released the procedures for filing exclusion requests for List 1 products subject to the 25 percent tariff pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Where is my child? Ask any parent who has ever lost sight of their child and they will tell you that these short moments of panic can feel like a lifetime. Thankfully, events like these can in many ways soon be a thing of the past.
When companies create anti-bribery programs and provide training to staff, many understandably focus on bribery of foreign government officials.
On May 20, 2018, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin stated that the US was “putting the trade war on hold,” pending negotiations with China to reduce the US trade deficit and address certain acts, policies, and practices related to intellectual property rights.
The Trump Administration did an about-face over the weekend, announcing that the sweeping 25 percent tariffs on products imported from China were placed on hold, as the two countries try to iron out a deal that would avoid the impending trade war.
US Customs and Border Protection published guidance for claiming refunds on duty preference claims made under the Generalized System of Preferences between the program’s expiration on December 31, 2017 and the implementation date of its reauthorization date, April 22, 2018.
Government regulators have struggled to keep pace with entrepreneurs as they launch new cryptocurrencies and trading platforms, resulting in largely unregulated virtual currency exchanges.
Right before the holidays, President Trump and his Administration took significant steps toward using economic sanctions to tackle international human rights abuses and corruption.
Major regulatory changes in data governance recently went into effect in Japan and China that are likely to impact organizations doing business in these Asian markets.
Trump has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA and scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the flagging Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. But there has been virtually no discussion of how a Trump administration would address and enforce anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders.
On September 16, Arent Fox secured a favorable verdict for Lei Luo and LDJ Investments, Inc. following a week-long jury trial in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been directed by Congress to be much more aggressive in enforcing the customs laws. This has led to CBP starting a number of new initiatives and procedures to target and take action on what it deems to be “high risk” transactions.
Clothing Companies Spin a Yarn with Commercial Invoices, Resulting in $13.4 Million in Fines for Customs Violations
Two China-based clothing manufacturers, Motives Far East and Motives China Limited, and their affiliated US importer, Motives, Incorporated, agreed to pay nearly $13.4 million for engaging in a double invoicing scheme designed to defraud the US out of millions of dollars in customs duties.