Section 201 Investigation

In accordance with a formal request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (see Update of October 5, 2020), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has initiated a Section 201 global safeguard investigation “to determine whether fresh, chilled or frozen blueberries are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities

On September 29, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requested that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) initiate a Section 201 global safeguard investigation into “the extent to which increased imports of blueberries have caused serious injury or threat thereof to domestic blueberry growers.” This is one of numerous proposed actions announced

According to recently released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, the agency has assessed, as a result of tariffs implemented through U.S. government actions under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, approximately $52.9 billion in import duties as of January

According to recently released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, the agency has assessed, as a result of tariffs implemented through U.S. government actions under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, approximately $30.9 billion in import duties as of July

On November 24, 1975, the United States designated India as a beneficiary developing country (BDC) for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which enabled India over the years to export roughly 2,000 products to the United States duty-free. On March 4, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intention to terminate India’s BDC designation and its

On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation reducing Section 232 tariffs on steel imports from Turkey from 50 percent to 25 percent, which had been in effect since August 2018 (see Trump and Trade Update of August 17, 2018). This tariff decrease will become effective May 21, 2019, at 12:01 a.m.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, has released an overview report, International Trade and Finance: Overview and Issues for the 116th Congress, in which it offers a brief review of President Donald Trump’s first two years in office and policy issues that the new 116th

As expected, the European Union, China, South Korea and Taiwan have formally requested WTO consultations with the United States over the Trump administration’s Section 201 global safeguard measures on imports of certain solar cells and washing machines. The countries requested consultations under Article 12.3 of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards, which entitles affected countries who