USTR Requests Comments on Reinstatement of Targeted Potential Exclusions of Products of China Subject to Section 301 Tariffs
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.
In her speech outlining the Administration’s new approach, Ambassador Tai also announced that she will discuss with China its performance under the Phase One Agreement, raise our broader concerns with Beijing’s non-market policies and practices, and work with allies and partners who share our strong interest in ensuring that the terms of competition are fair.
Of the more than 2,200 exclusions that were granted, 549 were extended. Most of these exclusions expired by December 31, 2020. As these exclusions were previously found to warrant additional time, USTR will evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, the possible reinstatement of each exclusion.
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Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative