Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

News and insight from our international trade practice group

Section 301 Tariff Increase: Goods on the Water and Foreign Trade Zones

Effective May 10, 2019 importations of merchandise covered under the Section 301 third tranche, manufactured in China and entered into the U.S., are subject to the increase in additional duties from 10 to 25%. However,…

USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Intellectual Property Report

On April 25, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2019 “Special 301 Report” on inadequate protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights by the United States’ trading…

Trump Administration Proposes Tariffs on Imports of EU Products

In response to a long running dispute with the European Union (EU) over subsidies to Airbus, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has proposed additional tariffs on certain products of the EU covering approximately $11…

Senate Finance Committee Asks USTR Lighthizer: What is the Future of the WTO?

On Tuesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified before the Senate Finance Committee to discuss a question that is central to the Trump Administration’s trade policy agenda: What is the future of the…

Duty Preferences for India and Turkey to Be Revoked

On Monday, March 4 th, President Trump announced that India and Turkey will no longer benefit from the United States’ Generalized System of Preferences (“GSP”) program. The GSP program, established by the Trade Act of…