U.S. next steps in statutory four-year review of Section 301 tariffs, imports from China
USTR seeking public comments to consider the effectiveness of the actions
Section 301 tariffs, imports from China
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the statutory four-year review of the tariff actions in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation following requests for continuation from representatives of domestic industries.
According to today’s USTR release, USTR is seeking public comments to consider the effectiveness of the actions in achieving the objectives of the investigation, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of the actions on the United States economy, including consumers. Read the USTR request for comments [PDF 157 KB]
The USTR plans to establish an electronic portal, scheduled to open on November 15, 2022, that will include more detailed questions on these issues, including questions about the effect of the actions on U.S. workers, U.S. small businesses, U.S. manufacturing, critical supply chains, U.S. technological leadership, and possible tariff inversions.
- The USTR in May 2022 commenced the statutory four-year review process by notifying representatives of domestic industries that benefit from the tariff actions of the possible termination of those actions and of the opportunity for the representatives to request continuation. Read TradeNewsFlash
- The USTR in September 2022 announced that because requests for continuation were received, the tariff actions had not terminated and USTR would conduct a review of the tariff actions. Read TradeNewsFlash
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