Various US News

USTR Publishes Agreed Outcomes from US-Korea FTA Amendment and Modification Negotiations. These outcomes include amendments and modifications to KORUS as well as additional agreements and understandings to improve implementation of the trade pact

President Trump Signs Proclamation Allowing Steel and Aluminum Product Exclusions for Quota Countries. Pproclamation allows Secretary of Commerces to provide targeted relief from quotas imposed under Section 232 on steel from South Korea, Argentina, and Brazil, and aluminum from Argentina

United States Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against Russian Duties on U.S. imports. The United States has requested WTO dispute consultations with the Russian Federation concerning additional duties applied by Russia on certain imports of U.S. goods

WTO Panel Established to Rule on EU Compliance with Airbus Ruling. At a meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body on August 27, WTO members agreed to a request from the European Union for the establishment of a panel to determine whether the EU has complied with the most recent WTO ruling in the Airbus aircraft subsidy dispute

European Commission Recommends Settling Longstanding WTO Dispute on Export of U.S. Beef. The Commission recommends to the Council to open negotiations with the United States in order to settle a longstanding World Trade Organisation dispute on export of U.S. beef.

Department of Commerce Preliminarily Finds Dumping of Imports of Rubber Bands from China and Thailand (PDF). As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on preliminary rates

Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from China (PDF). The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before September 24, 2018

Department of Commerce Finds Subsidization of Imports of Glycine from China and India, and None of Imports of Glycine from Thailand (PDF). Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits from importers of glycine from China and India based on preliminary rates

USITC to Investigate Trade-Related Barriers that Affect Exports of U.S. Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) will catalog trade-related barriers faced by U.S. SMEs exporting manufactured products, agricultural goods, and services to the UK

Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC. As a result of the USITC’s negative determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from Canada

Forged Steel Fittings from Taiwan Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue antidumping duties on imports of these products from Taiwan

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Beverage Dispensing Systems and Components Thereof. A complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain beverage dispensing systems and components thereof that infringe a patent

FDA Announces Fee Structure for Export Certification for Certain Foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Federal Register notice announcing the fees the agency will assess for issuing new export certification for certain foods

U.S. CBP DTOPS User Fees to Increase on October 1, 2018. Beginning October 1, 2018, the prices of DTOPS Transponders, Decals, and Single Crossings will increase. Transponders increase to $406.56, Commercial Truck single Crossings increase to $13.30, and Vessel and Aircraft Decals increase to $28.84

U.S. CBP Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2018 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

U.S. CBP – Deadline for Filing GSP Retroactive Duty Refund Request – September 19, 2018 (CSMS #18-000505)

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 52, No. 35, August 29, 2018
CBP Decisions
– Refund of Alcohol Excise Tax
General Notices
– Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
– Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
– Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
– Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc. (Sulphur, LA), as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
– Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Name Recordations (No. 7 2018)
Agency Information Collection Activities:
– Certificate of Origin
– Free Trade Agreements
U.S. Court of International Trade
– Aristocraft of America, LLC, Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd, Hong Kong Wells Ltd., Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (USA), Best for Less Dry Cleaners Supply LLC, Ideal Chemical Cleaners Supply Inc., Rocky Mountain Hanger Mfg Co., Rosenberg Supply Co., Ltd., and ZTN Management Company, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant
– SeAH Steel Vina Corporation, Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and Maverick Tube Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Boomerang Tube LLC, Energex Tube (A Division of JMC Steel Group), TEJAS Tubular Products, TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA Inc., Defendant-Intervenors
– The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc., Defendant-Intervenor.
– Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Animal Welfare Institute, Plaintiffs, v. Wilbur Ross, in his official capacity as Secretary of Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, Chris Oliver, in his official capacity as Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Steven Mnuchin, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Treasury, United States Department of the Treasury, Kirstjen Nielsen, in her official capacity as Secretary of Homeland Security, and United States Department of Homeland Security, Defendants

International Trade Administration – Federal Register Notices

Glycine From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination

Glycine From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

Glycine From Thailand: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order

Certain Steel Wheels From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination

Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order

Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision

Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Amendment to Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Second Amended Final Determination and Amendment to Notice of Third Amended Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation

International Trade Commission – Federal Register Notices

Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela; Institution of Five-Year Reviews

Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan; Institution of a Five-Year Review

Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Samel; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest

Plastic Decorative Ribbon From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations

Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same Notice of Institution of Modification Proceeding

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