U.S. amendments to HTSUS and previously reinstated exclusions (Section 301 investigation of China)

Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation

Previously reinstated exclusions (Section 301 investigation of China)

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register two notices concerning the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

  • The first notice [PDF 239 KB] announces conforming amendments to legal note provisions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) associated with the actions in the Section 301 investigation, following certain changes to (1) the HTSUS to reflect Harmonized System modifications adopted by the World Customs Organization, and (2) statistical categories.
  • The second notice [PDF 209 KB] announces the USTR’s determination to make two technical amendments to certain previously reinstated exclusions associated with the Section 301 investigation. The technical amendments apply as of October 12, 2021, through December 31, 2022.

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Jessica Libby
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