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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the goods and services deficit was $48.9 billion in December, up $5.2 billion from $43.7 billion in November

President Trump Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreement with Kenya. The announcement came while the U.S.-Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group held its third meeting in Washington this week

USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2020 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar. TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff

USTR Updates List of Developing and Least-Developed Countries Under U.S. CVD Law. Federal law specifies certain differential treatment for imports from developing or least-developed countries and obligates Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to update the designations periodically

USTR Notice of Product Exclusions and Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

USTR - Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China and India (pdf). Commerce will instruct U.S. CBP to collect AD cash deposits and if the USITC makes affirmative injury determinations, Commerce will instruct CBP to resume collection of CVD cash deposits equal to the applicable subsidy rates

Department of Commerce Issues Final Rule for Countervailing Unfair Currency Subsidies. Final regulation for imposing countervailing duties on products that benefit from unfair currency subsidies which, in turn, cause harm to domestic industries

Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, and South Africa (pdf). Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits based on final dumping margins, as applicable

Department of Commerce Preliminarily Finds Dumping of Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam (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 Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc and Parts Thereof from China (pdf). The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before March 2, 2020

December 2019 Textile and Apparel Import Report (pdf) The Office of Textiles and Apparel reports that imports of cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blends, and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 5,161.3 million square meter equivalents (MSME) in December 2019, a decline of 6.5 percent compared to December 2018

USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year Review Concerning Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from China. As a result of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)s affirmative determination, the existing antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China will remain in place

USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year Review Concerning Steel Threaded Rod from China. As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the existing antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China will remain in place

USITC Releases Report Concerning Developments Within the Industry Producing Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products Since Imposition of Global Safeguard Remedies.

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Audio Players and Controllers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same. The complainant alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States of said goods that infringe patents asserted by the complainant

U.S. CBP: Emergency Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Yemen. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act

U.S. CBP: Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Jordan. The final rule also contains the Designated List that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply

New York Residents No Longer Eligible to Apply for or Renew Trusted Traveler Programs. Residents of the State of New York will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew membership due to state legislation that restricts CBP's access to certain information maintained by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, the Vehicle Exports program will be affected

U.S. CBP: Active Section 232 Product Exclusions in ACE. CBP is posting on a weekly basis the active Section 232 product exclusions in ACE

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 54, No. 4, February 5, 2020
General Notices
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2020 Trade Symposium
- Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP (Texas City, TX) as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
- Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Videoscopes
- Proposed Revocation of 29 Ruling Letters, Proposed Modification of 22 Ruling Letters, and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to Classification of Drink Mixes
- Revocation or Modification of Three Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Pump Dispensers from China
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Apple Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- MacLean Power, L.L.C., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- Perfectus Aluminum, Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States,Defendant, and Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee,Defendant-Intervenor
- Asociación de Exportadores e Industriales de Aceitunas deMesa, Aceitunas Guadalquivir, S.L.U., Agro Sevilla AceitunasS. Coop. And., and Angel Camacho Alimentación, S.L.,Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and Coalition for FairTrade in Ripe Olives, Defendant-Intervenor

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

  • Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China. Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018

  • Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017

  • Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China. Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

  • Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Countervailing Duty Investigations. Preliminary Determinations of Critical Circumstances

  • Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From the Republic of India. Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017

  • Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Taiwan. Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation; and Amended Final Determination

  • Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018

  • Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

  • Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

  • Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018

  • Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

  • Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada. Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

  • Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018

  • Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Belarus. Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews

  • Suspension Agreement on Sugar From Mexico. 2018 Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended)

  • Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, and Intent To Rescind Review, in Part; 2017

  • Suspension Agreement on Sugar From Mexico. 2018 Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended)

  • Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China. Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019

  • Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars (Rebar) From Mexico. Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order

  • Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From Brazil and the People's Republic of China. Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

  • Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Thailand. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018

  • Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From the People's Republic of China. Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation

  • Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan. Antidumping Duty Order

  • Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil. Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019

  • Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019

  • Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

  • Certain Audio Players and Controllers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same Institution of Investigation

  • Quartz Surface Products From India and Turkey; Revised Schedule for the Subject Investigations

  • Corrosion Inhibitors From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

  • Certain Spa Pumps, Jet Pump Housing, Motors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

  • Fluid End Blocks From China, Germany, India, and Italy; Determination

  • 4th Tier Cigarettes From Korea; Determination

  • Certain Integrated Circuits With Voltage Regulators and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation for Good Cause; Termination of Investigation

  • Certain Memory Modules and Components Thereof; Commission Determination To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding; Extension of the Target Date

  • Certain Blood Separation and Cell Preparation Devices; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on the Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of Investigation

  • Certain Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Methods of Producing the Same; Commission Decision To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding

  • Certain Multi-Stage Fuel Vapor Canister Systems and Activated Carbon Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest

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