Dear Friends and Colleagues, This evening the USTR published their decision regarding the August 2020 carousel for the WTO / Airbus award. The…
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JULY 26 Dear Friends and Colleagues, The time has come. As you know, the US Trade Representative…
Today the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published the awaited Federal Register Notice announcing the review of action on the WTO / Airbus tariff list. The comment portal will open June 26 and will close on July 26. USTR should publish the results of this review on August 12.
First, in a real sign that our voices are being heard, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has asked for emergency approval of a new portal for comments related to the Large Civil Aircraft (WTO / Airbus) dispute, as “it cannot reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures” given the “large volume of public input.”
I write today with a short note of clarification regarding the recent announcement on tariff deferment by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As you may have heard, the CBP announced this week that they are moving forward with a plan to allow the payment date for certain tariffs to be potentially deferred for 90 days.
There are reports in the news that we thought pertinent to clarify.
I would like to briefly update you on our current activities during this challenging time. As you know, we are now confronted with a variety of issues that will have serious consequences to our businesses for the foreseeable future. I will not pretend that we have broad answers or solutions, but we are moving swiftly to make sure our industry has a seat at the table as the Federal Government considers various actions to ease economic burdens related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As expected, the U.S. Trade Representative has opened the public comment portal for the WTO / Large Civil Aircraft dispute, which includes all of the current tariffs on wine from the EU. The portal will be open through July 26, and the USTR will announce their decision regarding any potential changes to the tariffs on or about August 12. The USTR is required to go through this “carousel” process every 180 days.