In order to benefit from preferential status under TPL, U.S. Customs & Border Protection requires that eligible shipments be finalized and presented with their offices no later than December 31, 2020. This means that the shipment must not only cross the border in 2020 but must also have a formal Customs entry consisting of original TPL certificates of eligibility


 

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain furniture products finished with decorative wood grain paper and components thereof.  The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Toppan Interamerica, Inc., of McDonough, GA, on October 2, …


 

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary circumvention ruling involving uncoated paper rolls from China that are circumventing the existing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on uncoated paper. Specifically, Commerce preliminarily determined that certain uncoated paper in roll form from China is being converted into paper sheets in the United States, and thereby …


 

Mexico and the United States have successfully concluded consultations held pursuant to their Joint Statement of May 17, 2019 to address the transshipment of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from outside the North American region into the United States through GOES-containing downstream products.  Pursuant to the Joint Statement, Mexico will establish a strict monitoring regime for exports of electrical transformer …


 

The countermeasures have been agreed by EU Member States since the U.S. has not yet provided the basis for a negotiated settlement, which would include an immediate removal of U.S. tariffs on EU exports in the Airbus WTO case. The World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorised the EU on 26 October to take such countermeasures against illegal U.S. subsidies …


 

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of walk-behind lawn mowers and parts thereof (walk-behind lawn mowers) from China.

Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters/producers from China received countervailable subsidies with rates ranging from 14.68 percent to 22.74 percent.

As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and …


 

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Commerce preliminarily determined that exporters from the countries listed below have dumped mattresses in the United States at the following margins:

  • 252.74 percent for Cambodia;
  • 2.61 percent for Indonesia;
  • 42.92 percent for Malaysia;

 

For Immediate Release 
October 20, 2020
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-482-3809

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether aluminum foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey are being dumped in the U.S. market, and to determine if producers in Oman …


 

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement, which is delivering historic results for American agriculture.

Since the Agreement entered into force, the United States and China have …


 

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer directed United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to block future timber imports from Inversiones La Oroza SRL (Oroza), a Peruvian exporter, based on illegally harvested timber found in its supply chain.  The current CBP denial of entry order against Oroza was set to expire this month.  This marks the third …