Trade Court Blocks Final Duty Tallies in China Tariffs Cases

July 6, 2021, 7:06 PM

The liquidation, or final computation of duties, of a wide range of imports from China will be paused while thousands of lawsuits contesting Trump-era tariffs on these goods play out, a divided U.S. Court of International Trade said Tuesday.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in 2018 concluded that the Chinese government’s policies or actions “related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation” were unreasonable or discriminatory and hurt U.S. commerce. President Donald Trump used this finding to impose duties on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods imported annually, designated Lists 1 and 2, under the authority of Section ...

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