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USTR calls for comments on continuation of China Section 301 tariffs

On 8 September 2022, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the actions arising from the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and...

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Despite continuance, the Biden administration still considering relief on China Section 301 Tariffs

Last month, on 8 September 2022, USTR announced that representatives of domestic industries benefiting from the tariff actions in the Section 301 investigation of “China’s Acts, ...

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New rules for electric vehicles tax credits raise concerns under U.S. international obligations

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022. The IRA made major changes to United States rules for electric vehicle (EV) tax...

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Preparing for CBP’s enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’s rebuttable presumption

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) rebuttable presumption became effective on 21 June 2022. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) released its...

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The European Chips Act: Commission releases Europe's strategy on semiconductors

The European Commission intensified its focus on semiconductors by proposing the EU Chips Act on February 8, 2022. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen calls it a...

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New law bans imports from Xinjiang unless importer proves goods were not made with forced labor

On December 23, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”). Most notably, the UFLPA strengthens the enforcement of Section 307 of ...

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U.S. and EU have reached a settlement regarding Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum products

The U.S. and the EU have announced a settlement regarding the U.S. Section 232 duties on European steel and aluminum products. As part of that settlement, the U.S. Department of...

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USTR opens process for possible reinstatement of product exclusions from China Section 301 tariffs

On October 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Notice and Request for Comments to consider the reinstatement of expired product exclusions from the ...

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The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism proposal and considerations for U.S. businesses

The EU CBAM proposal signals a transformation of the European carbon pricing regulations. U.S. businesses with significant European operations, or with operations in emissions-intensive,...

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