Taxes, Tariffs & Trade

USTR launches comment process for COVID-19-related China 301 tariff modifications

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is accepting Section 301 tariff product exclusion requests for COVID-19 personal protective equipment products and other medical-care […]


USTR Releases 2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual Report

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the Trump administration’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda and 2019 Annual […]


Steel/aluminum tariff challenges continue

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) suspended Section 232 tariffs on derivative steel and aluminum products imported by PrimeSource Building Products. […]


Canada ratifies USMCA

Canada’s House of Parliament and Senate have ratified the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canadian approval was […]


Scrutiny increases on foreign ownership of U.S. businesses

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) published its final rule expanding its jurisdiction following proposed regulations released several months ago […]


U.K. completes Brexit; bilateral discussions ramp up

With the U.K.’s Jan. 29 exit from the European Union (EU) complete, bilateral trade discussions with the U.K., and separately […]


Steel/aluminum tariffs expanded and challenged

In late January, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the 10% aluminum and 25%t steel import tariffs to include […]


Despite Phase One deal, most China import tariffs remain

The U.S.-China Phase One trade deal went into effect Feb. 14. The 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on Lists 1, 2 and 3 that most […]


USMCA ratified; implementation begins soon

President Trump signed the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Jan. 29. While Canada has yet to ratify […]


U.S. China trade talks

On Jan. 15, China and the U.S. signed the Phase One trade deal that left the 25 percent Section 301 […]