On October 18, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) will publish in the Federal Register a notice of technical adjustments to the Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute[Docket No. USTR-2019-0003] that was published in the Federal Register on October 9 (84 Fed. Reg. 54245) and will be effective on October 18. The notice makes technical changes in order to implement the intended scope of the action, and to correct other errors.
In the October 9 notice, USTR announced his determination to impose additional duties on products of certain member States of the European Union, effective October 18, 2019. For certain products defined in Annex A of the October 9 notice, the determination included a decision to impose additional duties on only a subset of products within specified subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
To address technical limitations in the administration of the additional duties on a portion of products of a covered subheading, Paragraph 1 of Annex A of the October 18 notice creates additional Chapter 99 numbers to identify the portion of the subheadings not covered by the October 9 action. Paragraph 2 of Annex A makes conforming changes to account for the creation of the additional Chapter 99 numbers. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation.
Paragraph 3 of Annex A to the October 18 notice removes one subheading, which had been included due to a clerical error, from the list of subheadings in Annex A of the October 9 notice.
Paragraph 4 of Annex A to the October 18 notice corrects typographical errors in US Note 21 (m) to subchapter III of Chapter 99, as set out in Annex A of the October 9 notice.
Paragraph 5 of the Annex A to the October 18 notice corrects the article of description for 9903.89.05 as set out in Annex A of the October 9 notice. Annex B contains the list of tariff subheadings, with unofficial descriptions, covered by the October 9 action as amended by the October 18 notice.
The technical changes as set out in Annex A to the notice are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on October 18, 2019.