USTR Has Proposed Changes in China 301 Duties

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has finished its 4-year review of the Lists 3 and 4a. They will continue the imposition of the existing 301 duties and will add new items or increase 301 duties on certain products on the list. The proposed new duties will not be added or increase all at the same time. There will be staggered effective dates over 3 years.

The new proposal also includes an exclusion process for machinery used for U.S domestic manufacturing. However, the existing exclusions were not addressed, The USTR has issued a detailed report that can be found at:   

5.13.2024 Four Year Review of China Tech Transfer Section 301 (Final) rev.pdf ( There was also a fact sheet issued by the White Houe on the proposal that can be found at:     A Federal Register Noice is expected by next week.

DHS Adds 26 Companies to the UFLPA Entity List

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) announced that it has added 26 companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Entity List. The newly added companies are China-based cotton traders or warehouse facilities and many of them operate outside of the Xinjiang Uyghur Region. However, the U.S. has reasonable cause to believe source cotton from the XUAR. Effective May 17, goods produced by these entities will be prohibited from entering the U.S. The UFLPA has established a rebuttable presumption that goods from these sources are made wholly or in part in the XUAR are made with forced labor and are therefore excluded from entry into the U.S. The addition of these 26 entities brings the UFLPA Entity List to 65. The list has been updated on the DHS website and can be found at: UFLPA Entity List | Homeland Security (

ITA has Issued a FRN on the Details of the Scope information of Each Country

The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has finally issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN)with the Antidumping scope and initial duties on the aluminum extrusions from 14 countries that has been pending. The counties involved in the investigation request are Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. 

The FRN page that includes an individual FRN for each country can be found at:  Federal Register :: Federal Register Document Issue for 2024-05-07.  The notices on this page are very similar, there ae details that must be looked at to determine if ADD does apply to a product from that country.  This notice is a preliminary determination on the individual cases and the antidumping duty is due on current shipments starting from May 7, 2024.ITA issued two.

The ITA issued two preliminary notices that explain the process very well.  The first  was issued on May 1, and can be found at:  The second one was issued on May 7 and be found at: Federal Register :: Federal Register Document Issue for 2024-05-07.Carmichael has produced a summary document  for our employees to work through the changes we would like to share it.  It can be found at:

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