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USITC to Investigate Effects of Active Section 301 and 232 Tariffs on U.S. Industries
The United States International Trade Commission (USTIC) is undertaking a factfinding investigation of the economic impacts on U.S. industries of Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and Section 232 …
Auto Care Association Applauds Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)
The Auto Care Association applauds the enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), which was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed today by President Joe Biden.
Auto Care Association Submits Comments to FMC Regarding Demurrage and Detention Billing Practices
The Auto Care Association submitted comments to the FMC in response to a proposed rulemaking on demurrage and detention billing requirements of common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTO).
Court Ruling in List 3 and 4A China Tariffs Litigation
U.S. Court of International Trade issues decision in China tariffs lawsuit, declining to vacate Lists 3 and 4A tariffs but requiring USTR to provide an explanation for imposing tariffs.
USTR Reinstates 352 Section 301 China Tariff Exclusions
On Mar. 23, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the reinstatement of 352 tariff exclusions under the Section 301 investigation on imports from China. The reinstated product exclusions …
COVID-19 Disrupting Supply Chains for Half of Auto Care Industry; Legal Considerations for Operations
Since the onset of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, one question hanging over the industry and the economy has been, “Where is the bottom?” Over the past few weeks, it appears that the lowest level …