On December, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (84 FR 72102) Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the March 2019 Product Exclusion Notice From the $34 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.
Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative 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. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and granted multiple sets of exclusions. The second set of exclusions was granted in March 2019, and are scheduled to expire on March 25, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in March 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions.
DATES: January 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET: The docket (USTR-2019-0024) will open for submitting comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions.
February 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments by February 15, 2020.