The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) this week is holding a public hearing concerning the “Section 301” tariff measures on an additional $200 billion of Chinese commodities.
Certain trade associations are making available their prepared comments in advance of this week’s hearing. For instance, there is a release from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) indicating that its representatives will testify against a proposed third tranche of tariffs under Section 301.
Read a USTR release on the hearing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued an update concerning Section 301 trade remedies assessed on certain products from China, with an additional list of products subject to Section 301. Read CSMS #18-000493
Turkey this week circulated a request to World Trade Organization (WTO) members requesting dispute consultations with the United States with respect to the additional import duties imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey.
According to a WTO release, Turkey claims that the U.S. additional customs duties are inconsistent with a number of measures under WTO agreements.
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