On April 28, 2021, Chief Judge Mark Barnett of the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an order staying any new complaints filed in the ongoing Section 301 tariff refund litigation involving the legality of tariffs imposed under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on imports from China appearing on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Lists 3 and 4A. Any “new 301 Cases(s)” will be automatically stayed without further action pending resolution of the lead “sample” case identified by the CIT in the Master Section 301 case. The order states that any party seeking to lift the stay on a new Section 301 case must  consult with the plaintiffs’ Steering Committee at least three days before filing a motion and must provide “good cause” for the CIT to allow any exemption from the stay.