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New Tariffs Announced on European Goods

New Tariffs Announced on European Goods April 15, 2019

The Trump administration has once more threatened a new round of Section 301 tariffs on imported goods from Europe. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer proposed new tariffs on $11 billion in imports from European Union countries. Unlike previously announced tariffs on steel and goods from China, however, these are compensation for what the U.S. says...

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U.S. and China Agreement Pauses Tariff Increase for 90 Days

U.S. and China Agreement Pauses Tariff Increase for 90 Days December 3, 2018

TRUCE IN U.S. – CHINA TARIFF WAR DELAYS THREATENED INCREASE TO 25% President Trump’s sideline meeting in Argentina with China President Xi Jinping has produced a tentative pause in the ongoing tariff war between the two countries. Although many details are not yet known, the U.S. announced it would hold off on higher tariff rates...

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New Rounds of Tariffs by U.S. and China Announced

New Rounds of Tariffs by U.S. and China Announced September 19, 2018

Within the last 24 hours, the U.S. and China slapped new tariffs on additional product categories, escalating the continuing trade war between the two nations. On Monday, Sept. 17, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China, on top of the $50 billion already taxed earlier this year. The next wave...

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COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ISSUES AMENDMENTS IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISM OF EXCLUSION PROCESS UNDER SECTION 232

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ISSUES AMENDMENTS IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISM OF EXCLUSION PROCESS UNDER SECTION 232 September 13, 2018

On September 11, the U.S. Department of Commerce published an amendment to the rules on steel and aluminum articles subject to duties and quotas under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion rule. The changes include a new rebuttal and surebuttal process, the controversial system that allows a company to object to exclusions requested by another...

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