June 05, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

MD/ DC District Export Council

Trade Tariffs Webinar

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Alex Koff presented a conference call on trade tariffs for the MD/ DC District Export Council on June 5, 2019. The call focused on the following topics:

  • President Elect – focus on China
  • Inaugural Address – America First Policy
  • History / Context
    • TPP – Removal and prior approach to China
    • Trade Actions and focus on China, e.g.:
      • Immigration
      • Trump Section 232 – Steel and Aluminum (followed by autos and others)
      • CFIUS / FIRRMA
    • Buy America
  • Section 301
    • IP Report - March 22, 2018
    • China List 1 - $34 billion – exemption and exclusion process
    • China List 2 - $16 billion – exemption and exclusion process
    • China List 3 - $200 billion (10% uptick to 25%) – exemption
      • Govt Shutdown – exclusion issue
      • May 21, 2019 -- exclusion process late June
    • China List 4 – $300 billion
      • Items exempted from Lists 1, 2, & 3 included
      • June 10 – requests for comment
      • June 17 – written comments and start of hearing
    • EU Section 301 – WTO Ruling on Airbus Launch Aid Subsidies (written comments due May 28)
  • Responses
    • Overall – ability to sell goods overseas
    • China specifically – Long March – Jianxi speech from Rare Earth Metals Factory
  • Forecast