November 1, 2022
USTR REQUESTS COMMENTS IN A FOUR-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA SECTION 301 TARIFFS
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on October 12, 2022 requesting comments regarding the ongoing four-year statutory review of the section 301 Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Relating to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. Click here to view the notice.
On November 15, the public docket at https://comments.USTR.gov will open for interested persons to submit comments. All comments for consideration must be submitted by January 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
In order to facilitate preparations of comments prior to the November 15 opening of the web portal, USTR posted a copy of questions for the docket at Four-Year Review Docket For Posting 103122.pdf (ustr.gov).
As part of the review, USTR is seeking public comments on the effectiveness of the actions in achieving the objectives of the investigation, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers.
· The effectiveness of the actions in obtaining the elimination of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.
· The effectiveness of the actions in counteracting China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.
· Other actions or modifications that would be more effective in obtaining the elimination of or in counteracting China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation; and seeking the effects of the actions of the following:
- On the U.S. economy, including U.S. consumers.
- On domestic manufacturing, including in terms of capital investments, domestic capacity and production levels, industry concentrations, and profits.
- On U.S. technology, including in terms of U.S. technological leadership and U.S. technological development.
- On U.S. workers, including with respect to employment and wages.
- On U.S. small businesses.
- On U.S. supply chain resilience.
- On the goals of U.S. critical supply chains outlined in Executive Order 14017 and in subsequent reports and findings.
- Whether the actions have resulted in higher additional duties on inputs used for additional manufacturing in the United States than the additional duties on particular downstream product(s) or finished good(s) incorporating those inputs.