The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting comments on whether Section 301 List 4 exclusions on Chinese imports that were set to expire September 1, 2020, should be extended for another year. The USTR started accepting comments on the matter July 1, and all submissions are due by July 30, said the Federal Register notice. Five separate exclusions are being considered. The USTR is not considering extending product exclusions that were issued after June 12, 2020.
The five exclusions that are being evaluated independently include,
- 85 FR 13970 (March 10, 2020)
- 85 FR 15244 (March 17, 2020)
- 85 FR 17936 (March 31, 2020)
- 85 FR 28693 (May 13, 2020)
- 85 FR 35975 (June 12, 2020)
The evaluation’s focus will be whether the particular product remains only available from China, regardless of the first imposition of these additional duties. The USTR will take into consideration whether the imposition of additional duties on any of these products covered by the exclusions will result in severe economic harm to importers or other U.S. interests as well.
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