Europe: The Saga of the Boeing-Airbus Dispute Continues with New Tariffs Imposed and Being Proposed by the U.S.

A December 12, 2019 Federal Register notice published by USTR informed the public that it was reviewing the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of the United States’ World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. The notification includes two annexes: Annex I lists the specific products that are currently subject to additional duties of 10 percent to 25 percent, while Annex II lists products for which additional duties of up to 100 percent are proposed (but for which no additional duties have yet been imposed). Comments for Annex II Products closed January 13, 2020. Here is the USTR Federal Register notice with the two annexes.

District Export Council for DC/VA

Evelyn holding Secretary of Commerce certificate

Proud to be part of the District Export Council for DC/VA serving U.S. companies engaged in international trade and investment.

Quick Take on U.S. Tariffs on Imports from China

Quick Take on U.S. Tariffs on Imports from China:

  • If you have a product on the third list hit with Section 301 tariffs the deadline for filing a request for a product exclusion is September 30, 2019.
  • Tariffs for products on List 4A have been raised from 10% to 15%, effective September 1, 2019.
  • Tariffs for products on List 4B will be raised from 10% to 15%, effective December 15, 2019.
  • USTR is asking for comments by September 20, 2019, on its proposal to raise tariffs on the first 3 lists from 25% to 30%.
  • The period for asking for product exclusions for the first 2 lists covering $50 billion of imports from China is closed.
  • USTR has not yet instituted a product exclusion process for Lists 4A and 4B.

Annual WIIT Awards

WIIT Annual Awards Dinner 2019
Enjoying a spectacular WIIT Annual Awards Dinner. Kudos to WIIT president Lisa Schroeder and congratulations to incoming WIIT president Yuri Unno.