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New ITA Export Market Diversification Tool!

November 26, 2018

Thinking about exploring new export markets, but don’t know where to start your research? Feeling overwhelmed by data? The International Trade Administration’s new Market Diversification Tool can help you identify potential new export markets using your current trade patterns. Among U.S. companies that export, more than half only export to one market.  The Market Diversification…

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International Trade Administration

Latest Information on US Tariffs and Foreign Retaliatory Tariffs

October 4, 2018

Section 301 Investigations – China Forced Technology Transfer Investigation –  https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/record-section-301-investigation Section 232 Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel  https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/entry-summary/232-tariffs-aluminum-and-steel Section 232 Investigations : The Effect of Imports on the National Security – https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/office-of-technology-evaluation-ote/section-232-investigations Current Foreign Retaliatory Actions  https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/tradedisputes-enforcement/retaliations/tg_ian_002094.asp

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International Trade Administration

New Interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor from ITA

September 17, 2018

ITA Global Steel Trade Monitor Last Monday, ITA released the new interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor.  The monitor, developed by experts in the Enforcement & Compliance agency provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries. To keep up on the latest…

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International Trade Administration

Foreign Retaliation to U.S. 232 Steel/Aluminum Tariffs

July 12, 2018

Information from foreign governments on responses to US 232 Steel & Aluminum tariffs. A number of countries and U.S. trading partners have imposed or announced their intent to impose retaliatory tariffs on specific exports from the United States in response to the United States’ Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United…

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USDOC

July 2018 update on Section 232 Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts

July 9, 2018

On May 23, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce initiated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, to determine the effects on the national security of imports of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts. As part of its investigation, on May 30, 2018, the…

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United States Trade Representative

UPDATE: Sec. 301 Trade Remedies to be Assessed on Certain Products from China 7/6/18

July 9, 2018

UPDATED VERSION WITH FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAPTER 98 ENTRIES AND INFORMATION ON DRAWBACK ELIGIBILITY BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property,…

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United States Trade Representative

USTR Exclusion Process for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

July 9, 2018

USTR NEWS UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE www.ustr.gov               Washington, D.C. 20508              202-395-3230   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 6, 2018 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov   USTR Releases Product Exclusion Process for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs   Washington, DC– The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced a…

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International Trade Administration

Information on the Mexican Retaliatory Tariffs

June 5, 2018

On June 5, 2018 Mexico published a list of products to face retaliatory tariffs in the Official Gazette (Diario Official), in response to steel and aluminum tariffs that the United States has imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, as amended. Mexico’s list is concentrated in two main product groupings: Agricultural products,…

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USDOC

Commerce Announces a Section 232 Review on Auto and Auto Parts

May 25, 2018

The US Department of Commerce will be issuing a Federal Register notice soon inviting public comments on the investigation.  See details here:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/05/us-department-commerce-initiates-section-232-investigation-auto-imports The USDOC urge stakeholders to submit comments for consideration. The investigation will take into account all relevant facts and input from stakeholders before reaching a final determination, and DOC will ensure that our determination is based…

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US Commercial Service

Another successful Export Compliance seminar held in Cleveland!

May 25, 2018

Over 130 trade professionals gathered in Northeast Ohio to learn the latest on export compliance from experts from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Census Bureau, and US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on May 23-24, 2018. The US Commercial Service will host…

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