Saturday, September 21, 2019

USTR Statement on the United States Deputy-Level Trade Talks with China

On September 19 and 20, deputy-level negotiators from the United States and China met in Washington, D.C. to continue discussions aimed at improving the trade relationship between the two countries. The Office of the United States Trade Representative reports that these discussions were productive, and the United States looks forward to welcoming a delegation from China for principal-level meetings in October.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

USTR Announces More Exclusions from China 301 Tranche 3 and Set Uniform Date for Expiration

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has release an addition list of articles excluded from Tranche 3 of the Section 301 tariff action relating to China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. Tranche 3 went into effect at 10% on September 24, 2018, and rose 25% on June 15, 2019.

The exclusion are retroactive to September 24, 2018. Initially, USTR announced that exclusions would be in effect for one year from the date they are publication the Federal Register. This policy, however, would have resulted in disparities in the effective periods between exclusions granted early in the exclusion process and those granted later. Accordingly, the Trade Representative has amending the exclusion process so as to adopt a uniform expiration date for exclusions granted for the $200 billion trade action, subject to special circumstances. In particular, all exclusions from Tranche 3 will be effective from September 24, 2018, to August 7, 2020.

Here are the articles excluded from the action in the latest announcement--

(1) Chabazite zeolites having a silica-alumina ratio of 20:1 to 24:1, valued at $31 to $39 per kg (described in statistical reporting number 3824.99.3900)

(2) Cups of polypropylene, with a fluted wood paper filter fitted and affixed to the inside, measuring 44.1 mm in height, of a kind used to produce capsules for single-cup coffee brewing systems (described in statistical reporting number 3923.90.0080)

(3) Anti-electrostatic discharge mats, comprising a conductive rubber mat measuring 40 cm or more but not exceeding 60 cm in width, 80 or more but not exceeding 125 cm in length, and 2 mm in thickness, with integrated discharge points for a grounding wire clip or an anti-static wrist strap, such mats printed on the surface with measuring rules and technical reference data (described in statistical reporting number 4016.91.0000)

(4) O-rings, of nitrile rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber or fluoroelastomers (described in statistical reporting number 4016.93.1010)

(5) Dog harnesses and retractable dog leashes (described in statistical reporting number 4201.00.3000)

(6) Portable, single-use grills for heating food, each comprising bamboo charcoal fuel, expanded perlite insulation, bamboo rods for suspending foods over the charcoal flame, and cut paper or paperboard in shapes specially designed for assembly of a grill body (described in statistical reporting number 4402.10.0000)

(7) Laminated wood flooring panels having a hardwood veneer finished surface and a backing of pine strips or blocks, the panels having tongue-and-groove outer edges and being in thickness greater than 1.4 cm but not greater than 1.5 cm. (described in statistical reporting number 4412.99.5105)

(8) Rattan webbing, woven into decorative patterns (described in statistical reporting number 4601.93.0100)

(9) Paper pulp sponge blocks, measuring 38 cm by 38 cm by 102 cm (15 inches by 15 inches by 40 inches) (described in statistical reporting number 4823.70.0040)

(10) Woven microfiber fabric of 100 percent polyester, not exceeding 150/75 or 104/72 threads per inch, weighing 83 gram/m2 (described in statistical reporting number 5407.10.0010)

(11) Woven fabric sheeting of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton, weighing less than 170g/ m2, not exceeding 45/45 or 110/76 threads per inch (described in statistical reporting number 5513.11.0040)

(12) Polyester or viscose fabric coated with polyurethane, the foregoing measuring 137 cm (54 inches) in width, and weighing 187 grams/m2 (described in statistical reporting number 5903.20.2500)

(13) Stainless steel mesh filters (described in statistical reporting number 7314.14.1000)

(14) Grills composed of steel wire, each measuring 49 cm by 47 cm (19.25 inches by 18.5 inches), weighing 0.36 kg (0.80 lbs.), designed as cooking surface of barbecue grill (described in statistical reporting number 7321.90.6090)

(15) Mounting boards of aluminum for guitar sound modifying (“effect”) devices, each consisting of an aluminum frame with above ground slots for the placement of devices and floor level slots for the on/off foot-operated pedal switches which control the modifying devices (described in statistical reporting number 7616.99.5190)

(16) Hand rails of tubular stainless steel, with wall connectors, of a length exceeding 300 mm but not exceeding 1.3 m (described in statistical reporting number 8302.41.6080)

(17) Stamped and formed latches of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8302.49.6085)

(18) Stamped and formed brackets of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8302.50.0000)

(19) Spark ignition reciprocating piston engines of a cylinder capacity exceeding 100 cc but not exceeding 250 cc, not exceeding 10.0 kW (described in statistical reporting number 8407.32.9040)

(20) Fuel pumps for internal combustion, spark ignition piston engines (described in statistical reporting number 8413.30.9030)

(21) Parts, of aluminum, iron or steel, for blowers other than fans of 8414.51 (described in statistical reporting number 8414.90.1080)

(22) Mouse input devices for automatic data processing (ADP) machines, each valued over $70 (described in statistical reporting number 8471.60.9050)

(23) Trackpad input units for automatic data processing (ADP) machines, each valued over $100 (described in statistical reporting number 8471.60.9050)

(24) Printed circuit assemblies to enhance the graphics performance of automatic data processing (ADP) machines (“accelerator modules”) (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(25) Printed circuit assemblies for rendering images onto computer screens (“graphics processing modules”) (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(26) Printed circuit assemblies, constituting unfinished logic boards (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(27) Parts and accessories of machines of heading 8471 not incorporating goods of headings 8541 or 8542 (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.5100)

(28) Refrigerated and heated vending machines for dispensing live bait and fishing tackle, each machine weighing more than 350 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8476.81.0000)

(29) Power supplies suitable for physical incorporation into automatic data processing (ADP) machines or units thereof of heading 8471, each with a power output exceeding 500 W, measuring 148mm in length, 43 mm in width and 335 mm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8504.40.6018)

(30) Cold cathode electric neon discharge lamps, measuring 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) or less in diameter and 16 mm (5/8 inch ) or less in length (described in statistical reporting number 8539.39.9000)

(31) Guide pins and guide bolts designed for use in brakes and servo-brakes of subheading 8708.30 (described in statistical reporting number 8708.30.5090)

(32) Aluminum radiators for motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705 (other than for tractors suitable for agricultural use), measuring 50 cm or more but not exceeding 77 cm (20 inches to 30 inches) in width, 50 cm or more but not exceeding 77 cm (20 inches to 30 inches) in height, and 5 cm or more but not exceeding 11 cm (2 inches to 4 inches) in thickness, consisting of upper and lower tanks or side tanks welded to a center core (described in statistical reporting number 8708.91.5000)

(33) Single-speed bicycles having both wheels exceeding 63.5 cm in diameter, weighing less than 16.3 kg without accessories and not designed for use with tires having a cross-sectional diameter exceeding 4.13 cm (described in statistical reporting number 8712.00.2500)

(34) Tractor trailer skirts, consisting of panels designed to be attached to each side of a trailer, each with an upper section having a polyethylene core, steel layer and polyester finish coat and each lower section composed of thermoplastic vulcanite compound (described in statistical reporting number 8716.90.5060)

(35) Miniature lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees (described in statistical reporting number 9405.30.0010)

(36) LED light fixtures, of a kind used in horticulture, containing over 5,000 LEDs spread across 6 light bars (described in statistical reporting number 9405.40.8440)

(37) Garden, patio and table top wick burning torches for outdoor use (described in statistical reporting number 9405.50.4000)

(38) Lamp shades of fabric over metal frame (described in statistical reporting number 9405.99.4090)

AGOA TPLs Announced

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA") provides for duty-free entry of apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric formed in the U.S. of yarn formed in the U.S. It also provided for a Tariff Preference Level ("TPL") equal to seven percent of all U.S. apparel imports for apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric from the AGOA region. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA"), today, announce the TPL for the period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 will be 2,146,573,294 square meter equivalents ("SME"). There is also a TPL for Lesser Developed Countries ("LDCs") in the AGOA region for apparel assembled in an AGOA LDC of third-country fabric. The TPL is set at 3.5 percent of all U.S. apparel imports. Today CITA announced the TPL for the 12-month period starting October 1, 2019 will be 1,073,286,647 SME.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Presidential Message to Congress Regarding the Notification of Initiation of United States–Japan Trade Agreement

On September 16, 2019, President Donald Trump notified Congress that he intends to enter into a trade agreement regarding tariff barriers with Japan under section 103(a)(2) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-26, Title I).

On October 16, 2018, the President notified the Congress that he intended to initiate trade negotiations with Japan on a United States-Japan Trade Agreement. The Administration now proposes pursuing negotiations with Japan in stages and has reached an initial trade agreement regarding tariff barriers with Japan and intenda to enter into the agreement in the coming weeks.

USITC Reports on Dominican Republic 2-for-1 Program

On September 18, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") published Publication Number: 4950 Investigation Number: 332-503 Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic.

The EIAP allows apparel manufacturers in the Dominican Republic who use U.S. fabric to produce certain apparel to earn a credit that can be used to ship eligible apparel made with non-U.S.-produced fabric into the United States duty free. The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, as amended, requires the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, to evaluate annually the effectiveness of the EIAP program and make recommendations for improvements.

The USITC's 10th and final annual review was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on September 17, 2019. Highlights of the report follow.

  • Of the 13 registered firms, only four used the program in its final year, the same as the prior year.
  • In 2018, U.S. imports of woven cotton bottoms from the Dominican Republic fell 4 percent by value to just under $1.4 million in 2018, down from $1.5 million in 2017, and fell 2 percent by quantity to 150,716 SMEs in 2018 from 153,679 SMEs in 2017. The continued decline in U.S. imports under the EIAP in its final year likely reflects a significant decline in woven trouser manufacturing capacity in the Dominican Republic, a simultaneous shift by U.S. importers to Asian suppliers during the life of the program, and anticipation of the expiration of the program on December 1, 2018. The general decline in the program’s usage after U.S. imports under the EIAP peaked in 2010 may also reflect the lack of changes made to the program despite the recommendations put forth since the first annual review.
  • No new recommendations to improve the program were received during the 10th annual review of the EIAP, nor were there any known requests or efforts to extend the program beyond its expiration date. During the previous nine annual reviews, the government of the Dominican Republic, industry representatives, and users of the program consistently made three principal recommendations to improve the EIAP: 1) lower the 2-for-1 ratio of U.S. to foreign fabric to a 1-for-1 ratio; 2) expand the program coverage to enable other types of fabrics and apparel items to be included in the EIAP; and 3) change the requirement that dyeing and finishing of eligible fabrics occur in the United States.

Military Shelter Contract Awarded

Alaska Structures Inc., a manufacturer of engineered fabric buildings and camp systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $200,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial shelters. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Arizona and New Mexico, with a Sept. 25, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1197).

Federal Business Opportunities through September 18, 2019

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Title:             BIA Headquarters Flag Display Accessories 
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
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Title:             shell, combat vehicle
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Air Force Anti-G Suit Contract Awarded

Vinyl Technology, Monrovia, California, has been awarded a maximum $9,518,724 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the CSU-22/P, Advanced Technology Anti-G Suit. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is California, with a Sept. 15, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1188).

Friday, September 13, 2019

ICE HSI San Francisco confiscates nearly $11K in fake merchandise at Raider-Alameda County Coliseum

Homeland Security Investigations warns consumers nationwide to beware of vendors who peddle counterfeit sports merchandise and tickets during NFL games.

During Monday Night Football in Oakland, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Francisco partnered with NFL brand security representatives and state and local law enforcement officers to prevent counterfeit sales.

“HSI San Francisco is committed to conducting intellectual property theft investigations throughout the year and preventing the sale of counterfeit goods during the home opener of the Oakland Raiders is just one example of HSI working to ensure that the public is purchasing legitimate products” said Tatum King, special agent in charge, HSI San Francisco and Northern California.

Monday’s seizures are part of a larger trend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has tracked throughout the country. The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) is reviewing an annual report on the number of IPR seizures that have raised the total estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the seized goods – had they been genuine – to $1.4 billion.

“The lost revenue equals lost jobs and counterfeit materials typically contain substandard products and can also be a safety risk to the public,” King said.

Although counterfeiters are increasingly more sophisticated, fans can keep several key factors in mind when making purchases to avoid being victimized:

  • Shop at authorized retail locations, such as the official team stores rather than buying items from street vendors, flea markets, online auctions or other questionable sources
  • Buy tickets from authorized dealers
  • Look out for ripped tags or irregular markings on apparel
  • If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. While some counterfeiters may attract fans with a low price tag or 2-for-1 deal, just as many try to legitimize their merchandise with a higher price point.

“Oakland Raiders fans attending the first game of the season deserve genuine products and the proceeds of counterfeit merchandise ends up in the hands of transnational criminal organizations engaged in varying types of illegal activities,” King added.

Purchasing authorized merchandise guarantees the quality and life of that souvenir, while also providing a reputable source for concerns, returns, and exchanges.

The HSI-led IPR Center is one of the U.S. government's key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy. Working in close coordination with the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its 25 member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions and conduct investigations related to intellectual property theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public's health and safety and the U.S. economy.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ragdoll & Rockets Recalls Children’s Loungewear Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Description: This recall involves five styles of children’s 100 percent micro polyester fleece sleepwear. The recalled sleepwear was sold in sizes 2 through 6 and S through XL. The recalled styles include a one-piece, hooded and footed children’s onesie, pants with waistband drawstring, shorts, long-sleeved crew top and, ‘Cozy Baby Onesie”.

The recalled loungewear was sold in the following sixteen prints: Big Stars, Elephant, Ghost Glow, Happy Feet, Hello Bunny, Kitty, Love Paws, Lush Dots, Moon and Stars, Owl, Panda, Pineapple, Polar Bear, Rainbow Glow, Snowman and Winter Deer. The loungewear styles have the following production codes on the care label inside the garment: L47/1705, LPJ/1806 or L47/1710.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungewear, take it away from children and contact Ragdoll & Rockets for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Sold exclusively at children’s boutiques nationwide and online at www.ragdollandrockets.com from May 2018 through May 2019 for between $16 and $28.

Distributor(s): Genexus dba Ragdoll & Rockets, of Gardena, Calif.

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 19-204

Photos HERE.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 11, 2019

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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
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Title:             Maritime Armor System (MAS)
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Friday, September 6, 2019

DEFENSE SUPPLIER BASE: Challenges and Policy Considerations Regarding Offshoring and Foreign Investment Risks

The U.S. Department of Defense relies on a global network of suppliers to help meet its mission goals. This can mean contracting with U.S. companies that have accepted foreign investment or sent their operations offshore.

The Government Accountability Office convened a panel of experts who identified some benefits of DOD doing business with these companies—including saving money and increasing access to innovative technologies.

The panelists outlined some of the risks of relying on a globalized supply chain. Specifically:

  • Intellectual property—Foreign investors in U.S. companies can get access to the sensitive technologies those companies develop. When those investors are from the nation’s strategic competitors (such as China or Russia), technology transfer is a concern.
  • Domestic production—If the United States sends too much production abroad, the skills of the nation’s own workforce can erode.
  • Source materials—DOD relies on foreign suppliers for parts and materials such as rare earth metals that are crucial to many weapon systems. Geopolitical conflicts can compromise access to foreign supplies to meet current and future needs.

Read the full report HERE.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CPSC Staff Attending the IPC E-Textiles 2019 Workshop

Patricia Adair, Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be attending the IPC E-Textiles 2019 Workshop September 10-11, 2019, from 8:00am to 4:00pm each day, at the Center for Functional Fabrics, Drexel University, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 4, 2019

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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

RH Recalls Turkish Robes Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Description: This recall involves RH’s adult, unisex “Ultra-Soft Turkish Robe” robes. The 100% cotton terry, long-sleeved robes have two front pockets and a belt. They were sold in black, dark gray, light gray, green and white, and in XS, S, M, L and XL sizes. The robes could be monogrammed. Made in Turkey, 100% cotton RN number 104581 and CA number 55697 are printed on the robe’s sewn-in side label.

: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled robes and contact RH for a full refund of the purchase price.

Incidents/Injuries: RH has received three incident reports in the U.S. and one in Canada of the recalled robes igniting while consumers were operating a gas stove. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: RH galleries, RH outlets and RH warehouse sales nationwide and online at www.rh.com from August 2018 through March 2019 for between $80 and $115.

Units: About 5,400 (in addition, about 300 were sold in Canada)

Importer(s): RH US LLC, of Corte Madera, Calif.

Manufactured In: Turkey

Recall number: 19-196

Photos at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/RH-Recalls-Turkish-Robes-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Flammability-Standard.