The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA), signed into law earlier this year, directed the International Trade Commission (ITC) to establish a process to receive and evaluate petitions for temporary duty suspensions or reductions in duties.

On August 25, the ITC announced that in early September it would launch a web page called “MTBInfo, which will be the “pre-launch site for all Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB)-related information.”

Per the announcement, this page will:

  • Be the first place to find “breaking” pre-launch news and information about the MTB process when it becomes available; and
  • Provide educational information, filing/commenting tips, and contact information, and will serve as a repository for all official documents.

The ITC expects to issue its rules in September and is building a web-based MTB portal to be used for filing and commenting on MTB petitions. When the petition process launches on October 14, the MTB portal will become the main MTB page.