A lawsuit was filed in the Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 10, 2020, claiming the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) overstepped its authority regarding the Section 301 actions on Chinese goods, specifically Lists 3 and 4A. If the suit is successful, importers who file independently could be owed a refund of their Section 301 duties (List 3 and 4A) with interest. However, importers must file a suit with the CIT by September 18, 2020.
The suit alleges that the additional lists were:
- imposed outside of the 12-month window of filing and were time-barred and
- in retaliation for China imposing duties of their own and were unrelated to the original cause, which were intellectual property rights violations.
For assistance filing a claim, contact a trade attorney. If you would like a recommendation for a trade attorney, please contact our Compliance Department.