Round 1: On April 3, 2018, under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative ("USTR") announced a proposed list of approximately 1,300 tariff lines subject to additional 25% tariff. These additional tariffs were as a result of an investigation into "China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property." After this proposed list underwent extensive public comment, on June 15, 2018, the USTR: (1) Removed 515 product lines from the initial proposed list (2): Recommended adding 284[...]
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