11 10, 2020

To File or Not to File Protests?

2020-10-12T12:36:29-05:00October 11, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Adrienne Braumiller & Vicki Wu, Braumiller Law Group
George Tuttle III, Law Offices of George R. Tuttle

On September 10, 2020, HMTX Industries and related companies, Halstead and Metroflor, filed a lawsuit in the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) alleging that the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) exceeded its authority when it issued tariffs under Section 301

11 10, 2020

Export Controls on Campus A Learning Experience

2020-10-11T14:57:04-05:00October 11, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Bruce H. Leeds Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

Colleges and universities – Ivy covered buildings with students and faculty engaged in academic pursuits.

Colleges and universities – Hotbeds of export control concerns. What??

The halls of academia have increasingly become involved with export control issues. There are several ways that universities are potentially affected by export controls,

11 10, 2020

Section 301 CIT Litigation: Current Status and What’s Next?

2020-10-11T14:58:06-05:00October 11, 2020|Article Library, News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

As many importers are aware, a lawsuit was brought against the United States arguing that the List 3 and List 4A tariffs violated The Trade Act of 1974, as well as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Once the initial lawsuit was filed by HMTX on September 10th, companies rushed to

1 04, 2020

Section 301 Updates: The Coronavirus

2020-04-13T21:51:35-05:00April 1, 2020|Section 301|

By: Brandon French, Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has recently opened a comment period to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The USTR is inviting interested parties to submit a comment explaining whether a product currently covered by the Section 301 tariff action is needed for the

1 04, 2020

Using Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

2020-04-13T22:24:04-05:00April 1, 2020|Section 301|

By: James Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The window for filing a request for exclusions from the tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on goods from China closed in late January.  However, the process of granting exclusions is unfolding very slowly.

Tranches One and Two:  The exclusions granted under the first

4 06, 2019

Chinese Retaliatory Tariffs and List 4

2019-06-04T18:19:22-05:00June 4, 2019|Section 301|

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate, Braumiller Law Group

In light of President Trump’s decision to increase tariffs on the $200 billion list of Chinese imports, China has decided to raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. These retaliatory tariffs affect approximately 5,000 products and the total duty ranges from 20-25% depending on the commodity.

The Chinese

4 06, 2019

Special 301 Duties on Aircraft – Are They Just Winging It?

2019-06-04T17:33:34-05:00June 4, 2019|News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Bruce Leeds, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

In a Federal Register Notice dated April 12, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the initiation of an investigation into European Union (EU) subsidies of large aircraft.  The notice also contained a list of European origin aircraft and other products targeted for potential additional duties.  There was also a

9 04, 2019

Section 301 Considerations When Importing from a NAFTA Country

2019-04-09T20:04:15-05:00April 9, 2019|News & Publications, Section 301|

By: Paul Fudacz, Senior Associate Attorney


With the advent of the Section 301 tariffs, an issue that has been raised frequently is how to accurately determine the country of origin for Section 301 tariff purposes for goods imported from a NAFTA country.  The NAFTA sets forth rules for determining the “country of origin” of products traded within the

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