On February 5, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket Number USTR-2020-0002] requesting comments on whether to extend particular exclusions granted in the $34 billion Action against certain products originating in China. Effective July 6, 2018, the USTR imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $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. USTR initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and has granted multiple sets of exclusions. This notice pertains to the third set of exclusions granted in April 2019, and scheduled to expire on April 18, 2020.
On February 16, 2020 at 12:01 am (ET), the docket will open for submitting comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions. To be assured of consideration, submit written comments by March 16, 2020 by 11:59 pm (ET).