April 18, 2018

Section 301 Tariffs in Perspective: Charting a Course in Today’s Volatile Trade Landscape


Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States has proposed a 25 percent tariff on imports of more than 1,300 articles from China as well as possible additional trade and investment restrictions. These measures will significantly impact the supply chains, sourcing patterns, and market and investment opportunities of companies doing business in and with China. This webinar explored several aspects of the Section 301 case, including:

  • The impetus for the investigation.
  • A summary of USTR’s findings.
  • An analysis of the products affected by the tariffs.
  • The timeline going forward.
  • Preparing comments and understanding the policies the tariffs are intended to address.
  • The Chinese reaction and U.S. counter-reaction.
  • Important tariff classification issues as they apply to coverage under the scope of Section 301.
  • Proactive steps that companies can take.

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