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Section 232 - Not All Quotas Are Created Equal

USA - January 30 2023 Since March 2018, when President Trump exercised his authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose a 25 percent tariff on…

Customs ruling of the Week- Country of Origin of Battery Modules and Battery Packs and the Applicability of Certain Trade Remedies Under Section 301

USA - January 27 2023 In a decision impacting the electric vehicle, renewables, and other related industries, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses the country…

Nearly 1500 Responses Submitted to USTR as Part of the Section 301 Four Year Review Process - Is Relief on the Way?

USA - January 23 2023 This Tuesday, January 17, marked the close for the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) comment period for its statutory…

Customs Ruling of the Week- Classification of a Biometric Scanner

USA - January 4 2023 Automatic data processing (ADP) system units of heading 8471 must satisfy three criteria: sole or principal use in an ADP system, connectable to…

Forced Labor Court Case Ends with a Whimper

USA - December 29 2022 The U.S, Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued a final opinion in Virtus Nutrition LLC’s (“Virtus”) challenge to Customs and Border…

Customs Ruling of the Week - Classification of an Outdoor Gift Set and Axe-Saw

USA - December 21 2022 Main Idea: GRI 3(b) of the HTSUS and the explanatory notes to the HTSUS control the classification of both goods put up in sets for retail sale, and…

USTR Announces 9-Month Extensions for 352 Exclusions

China, USA - December 19 2022 On December 16th, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) extended 352 exclusions which exclude certain products from the additional duties…

Customs Ruling of the Week- Classification of Products for the 2023 Winter World University Games

USA - December 9 2022 In ruling HQ H327171 (Nov. 22, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses the tariff classification of certain items (including jackets…

Customs Ruling of the Week - Classification and Nairobi Protocol Eligibility of Steel Safety Grab Bars

USA - December 7 2022 In ruling N328828 (Nov. 10, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the tariff classification of a Stainless Steel Grab Bar from China…

Compliance Program Guidelines Issued by DDTC

USA - December 6 2022 On December 5th, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued new Compliance Program Guidelines (CPG) intended to…