Tag Archives: U.S. Trade Representative

301 Tariff Update — U.S. Suspends Certain Import Duties

by Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has prioritized the review of Section 301 exclusion requests related to the U.S. response to COVID-19. In March, USTR granted approximately 200 separate exclusions primarily covering personal protective equipment products and other medical-care related products. On March 20, USTR published in the […]

Crowded Congressional Calendar Affects Industry Priorities

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations More than five months remain in 2019, but U.S. congressional leaders are already running out of time as they face a long list of must-pass bills before year’s end. Although some of these bills do not affect the electronics industry, some of them do, and the overall […]

IPC Weighs in on Growing Trade Disputes

In recent months, the U.S. Government has launched several initiatives that are roiling the waters of international trade. NAFTA: In North America, the Trump administration prioritized one-on-one talks with Mexico, which produced a “handshake agreement” that was announced by President Trump on August 27. Canadian negotiators are in DC this week to rejoin the talks, […]