Upcoming ECTI Webinar on September 12th: Understanding the Tariff Wars

Date/Time: September 12, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm EDT May You Live in Interesting Times. Page through any history book and you will find that the most intriguing and compelling eras were those filled with turmoil, confusion, and uncertainty. But the people living back then, like many of today’s importers, manufacturers, and retailers, would most certainly have traded those […]

U.S. Commerce Department Launches Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Uranium

U.S. Commerce Department Launches Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Uranium

Today, the Commerce Department initiated an  investigation under Section 232 of the of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 of imports of Uranium into the United States. Specifically, the investigation will examine whether the present quantity and circumstances of uranium ore and uranium product imports into the United States threaten to impair national security. The […]

More Developments in the Section 232 and Section 301 Tariff Fronts

More Developments in the Section 232 and Section 301 Tariff Fronts

Earlier this year, the U.S. imposed tariffs on certain steel and aluminum products imported into the United States from all countries for national security reasons in response to an investigation conducted by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962—Section 232 gives the Executive […]

New Developments in the Section 232 Tariffs on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Products

New Developments in the Section 232 Tariffs on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Products

The last two weeks ushered in several significant developments relating to the increased tariffs under Section 232 on certain steel and aluminum products. U.S. importers and manufacturers of affected products, raw materials, parts and components should take note of the following key developments and new import filing requirements— A Presidential Proclamation under Section 232 of […]

A Game of Chicken or Chess: The U.S. and China Increase Import Tariffs

A Game of Chicken or Chess: The U.S. and China Increase Import Tariffs

Last month, the Trump Administration increased tariffs on certain steel and aluminum products imported into the United States for national security reasons under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. Ch. 7). Three weeks later, the United States announced that it would also increase tariff rates on additional goods imported from […]

President Trump Issues Proclamations on Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

President Trump Issues Proclamations on Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

President Trump issued two Presidential Proclamations on March 8, 2018 increasing the import tariff on certain articles of steel and aluminum. The proclamations were issued in response to the Section 232 Reports that were submitted by the Commerce Department to the President in January 2018 in accordance with the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as […]