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USTR considers extending exclusions, Section 301 investigation of China

USTR considers extending exclusions, Section 301

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice and request for comments concerning the extension of particular exclusions granted under the April 2019 product exclusion notice from the $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

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According to today’s USTR notice [PDF 2 MB] (8 pages as published in the Federal Register), the USTR has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in April 2019. The USTR release invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions. Commenters are specifically asked to comment on:

  • Whether the particular product and/or a comparable product is available from sources in the United States and/or in third countries
  • Any changes in the global supply chain since July 2018 with respect to the particular product or any other relevant industry developments
  • The efforts, if any, the importers or U.S. purchasers have undertaken since July 2018 to source the product from the United States or third countries

In addition, the USTR release states that it will continue to consider whether the imposition of additional duties on the products covered by the exclusion will result in severe economic harm to the commenter or other U.S. interests.


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