On May 24, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it was further extending certain product exclusions in the Section 301 Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. The current 429 product-specific exclusions were scheduled to expire on May 31, 2024. However

On May 28, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted in the Federal Register a request for comments regarding its proposed modifications to certain tariffs related to the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation that was initiated in 2018 and resulted

Note: For more information on this topic, please see our client update of April 23rd.

On April 17, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation targeting the acts, policies, and practices of the maritime, logistics and shipbuilding sectors of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This action results from a

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released on March 29, 2024, its annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report) that addresses the status of foreign trade and investment barriers to U.S. exports worldwide. This is the U.S. government’s major annual report on the barriers to U.S. exports of goods

On March 7, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments to help develop trade and investment policy initiatives aimed at making supply chains more resilient.

The USTR is interested in responses to one or more of the twelve questions outlined in the Federal Register notice. 

On March 1, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published President Biden’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda and 2023 Annual Report. This year’s agenda aims to further the cause of worker-centered trade policy, enhance the resilience of supply chains, and promote fair and sustainable trade practices. Below is a summary of

On January 26, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a Supplemental Business Advisory highlighting continued risks and exposure of doing business in Burma. In January 2022, the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, Labor and the USTR first published a business advisory on heightened risk of doing business

The temporary trade truce between the United States and European Union (EU) will continue after the EU issued a press release on December 19, 2023 announcing the customs union would suspend the reimposition of certain retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports until March 31, 2025. The EU’s retaliatory tariffs, which were scheduled to resume January 1

On December 29, 2023, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice further extending certain China-related Section 301 product exclusions through May 31, 2024. This action extends 352 exclusions previously reinstated in December 2022 through September 30, 2023, and 77 COVID-related exclusions previously extended in May 2023 through September 30