CBP has determined that there is a reasonable suspicion that an importer is evading the AD duty order on glycine from mainland China by transshipping such goods through Thailand. As a result, CBP has imposed the following interim measures. More
On 6 March 2019, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, announced that UK bicycle producers would lose EU protection against imports of dumped products originating in mainland China once the UK leaves the European Union and takes control of its own independent trade policy. More
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on 1 March the release of the Trump administration’s third annual trade policy agenda. The agenda claims that the administration inherited a “deeply flawed global trading system that put U.S. companies and workers at an unfair disadvantage and discouraged true market competition.” More
A WTO dispute settlement panel has sided with the United States in the first WTO case pursued by that country against mainland China’s agricultural support policy. A Bloomberg article notes that if mainland China complies with this “landmark ruling” it could “help make America’s farmers more competitive as they struggle with the fallout of Trump’s trade war with China.” More
The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated the preliminary phase of antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of wooden cabinets and vanities classified under HTSUS 9403.40.9060, 9403.60.8081 and 9403.90.7080 from mainland China. More
On 4 March 2019, international media outlets reported on the potential anti-dumping investigation that wind tower exports from mainland China might be subjected to in the EU. The investigation would come as a response to the increasing concerns of EU domestic producers regarding the loss of sales they have allegedly suffered as a consequence of what they claim are wind towers being imported into the EU at dumped prices. More
From 25 February through 3 March 2019, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China. More
At the direction of President Trump, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a draft notice delaying the increase from 10 percent to 25 percent in the additional Section 301 tariffs on so-called List 3 goods that was scheduled to take place on 2 March. Moreover, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed in a 28 February electronic message to the trade community that the tariff increase is effectively on hold.