Section 301 Investigations

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USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation of China's "Targeting of the Maritime, Logistics, and Shipbuilding Sectors for Dominance"

The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) announced today that it has initiated an investigation into Chinese practices in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector.

U.S. Senators Press Biden Administration on Shipbuilding Investigation

Last week, several Democratic Senators weighed in on a recently filed Section 301 petition, calling on the Biden Administration "to investigate China’s unfair trade practices in commercial shipbuilding that undermine American workers and jeopardize our national security."

U.S. Unions File Section 301 Petition on Chinese Shipbuilding

A group of U.S. unions has filed a Section 301 petition with the U.S. Trade Representative's Office, accusing China of unfair trade practices in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector.

Members of Congress Press U.S. Trade Rep. on Chinese EV Imports

Although U.S. imports of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) are practically non-existent right now, several members of Congress who focus on China issues are pushing the Biden administration to take action that they believe would help keep these EVs out of the market in the future. Their proposed method of

Senator Cotton Pushes USTR for New Section 301 Investigation on China Trade Practices

Last week, Republican Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai pressing for a new Section 301 investigation on Chinese economic practices, an action which has been rumored for several months but has not yet been initiated.

Possible New Section 301 Investigation and China's Response

Last Friday, a number of media reports suggested that the Biden administration was considering opening a Section 301 investigation into China's industrial subsidies (see Bloomberg [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-10/biden-team-weighs-china-trade-probe-in-bid-to-pressure-beijing] , Financial Times [https://www.ft.com/content/76dd1430-bd4b-4f6f-954a-40ab0d636e74], Wall Street Journal [https://www.wsj.com/
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