USTR Requests Comments on Reinstatement of Targeted Potential Exclusions of Products of China Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

WASHINGTON – Following Ambassador Katherine Tai’s announcement on October 4, 2021 that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will start a targeted tariff exclusion process, today USTR is posting a Federal Register notice inviting public comments on whether to reinstate previously extended exclusions.  The exclusions process is a key part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s deliberative, long-term vision for realigning the U.S. – China trade relationship around our priorities and making trade work for American workers and businesses.

The public comment period will last for 50 days, from October 12 through December 1. USTR will then review the public comments, and consult with other agencies, including the Small Business Administration.   As part of the exclusion review process, USTR will work to ensure the China 301 tariffs align with the Biden-Harris Administration’s economic priorities.  The reinstated exclusions will be retroactive to October 12.  USTR is seeking comments on the appropriate length for the reinstated exclusions. Reinstated exclusions will be published in the Federal Register.

The text of the Federal Register notice inviting public comment can be viewed here. A list of the over 500 exclusions covered by the notice is posted separately on the USTR website here.

Source : For detail, please visit USTR web site below:

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2021/october/ustr-requests-comments-reinstatement-targeted-potential-exclusions-products-china-subject-section

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