Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, 35975-35981 [2020-12672]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices GRAFOS (Advertising) RAFIN S.A. (Financial Services) Sociedad Mercantin Inmobiliaria Caribe (Real Estate) TECNOIMPORT Terminal de Contenedores de la Habana (TCH) Terminal de Contenedores de Mariel, S.A. 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AGENCY: The U.S. Trade Representative is expressly rescinding the withdrawal, issued in October 2019 (the October Withdrawal), of the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a Section 201 investigation. The October Withdrawal is superseded by the withdrawal determination made by the U.S. Trade Representative in April 2020 that the bifacial solar panel exclusion is undermining the objectives of the safeguard measure (the April Withdrawal). DATES: Rescission of the October Withdrawal is effective June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Mroczka, Office of WTO and Multilateral Affairs, at vmroczka@ ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395–9450, or Dax Terrill, Office of General Counsel, at Dax.Terrill@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395– 4739. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Background On January 23, 2018, the President issued Proclamation 9693 (83 FR 3541) to impose a safeguard measure under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251) with respect to certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and other products (CSPV products) containing these cells. The Proclamation directed the U.S. Trade Representative to establish procedures for interested persons to request product-specific exclusions from the safeguard measure. He did so in February 2018. See 83 FR 6670. The Proclamation also authorized the U.S. Trade Representative, after consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, to exclude products upon publication of a notice in the Federal Register modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Pursuant to the exclusion process, the U.S. Trade Representative excluded certain bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure in June 2019. See 84 FR 27684. In October 2019 (84 FR 54244), after evaluating PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35975 newly available information and consultations with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, the U.S. Trade Representative withdrew the exclusion because it would undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure. This withdrawal was challenged by Invenergy, Inc. in the U.S. Court of International Trade. In response, the U.S. Trade Representative sought comments on whether to maintain, withdraw, or take some other action concerning the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from the safeguard measure. See 85 FR 4756. B. Determination Regarding the Bifacial Exclusion In April 2020 (85 FR 21497), the U.S. Trade Representative determined, based on information and comments provided in response to its Federal Register notice, that the bifacial exclusion is undermining the objectives of the safeguard measure. After consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, the U.S. Trade Representative issued the April Withdrawal, which was a determination that the bifacial exclusion is undermining the objective of the safeguard measure on solar products, does not meet the criteria for a legitimate exclusion, and should be withdrawn. C. The Effect of This Notice and the April Withdrawal on the October Withdrawal This notice confirms that the findings and determination in the April Withdrawal supersede the findings and determination in the October Withdrawal. With publication of the April Withdrawal, USTR no longer seeks to take any action with regard to the bifacial exclusion based upon the findings and determination in the October Withdrawal. The October Withdrawal is rescinded. Jeffrey Gerrish, Deputy United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–12734 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35976 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices On August 20, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The additional duties on products in List 1, which is set out in Annex A of that action, became effective on September 1, 2019. On August 30, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to increase the rate of the additional duty applicable to the products covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 percent to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice apply as of September 1, 2019, the effective date of List 1 of the $300 billion action, and extend to September 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler, Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: A. Background For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see prior notices including: 82 FR 40213 (August 24, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019), 84 FR 45821 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 (August 30, 2019), 84 FR 57144 (October 24, 2019), 84 FR 69447 (December 18, 2019), 85 FR 3741 (January 22, 2020), 85 FR 13970 (March 10, 2020), 85 FR 15244 (March 17, 2020), 85 FR 17936 (March 31, 2020), 85 FR 28693 (May 13, 2020), and 85 FR 32098 (May 28, 2020). In a notice published on August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the direction of the President, announced a determination to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation by imposing an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual aggregate trade value of approximately $300 billion. 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019) (the August 20 notice). The August 20 notice contains two separate lists of tariff subheadings, with two different effective dates. List 1, which is set out in Annex A of the August 20 notice, was effective September 1, 2019. List 2, which is set out in Annex C of the August 20 notice, was scheduled to take effect on December 15, 2019. On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the direction of the President, determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 to 15 percent ad valorem on the goods of China specified in Annex A (List 1) and Annex C (List 2) of the August 20 notice. See 84 FR 45821. On October 24, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process by which U.S. stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading covered by List 1 of the $300 billion action from the additional duties. See 84 FR 57144 (the October 24 notice). Subsequently, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination to suspend until further notice the additional duties on products set out in Annex C (List 2) of the August 20 notice. See 84 FR 69447 (December 18, 2019). The U.S. Trade Representative later determined to further modify the action being taken by reducing the additional duties for the products covered in Annex A of the August 20 notice (List 1) from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. See 85 FR 3741 (January 22, 2020). Under the October 24 notice, requests for exclusion had to identify the product subject to the request in terms of the physical characteristics that distinguish the product from other products within the relevant eight-digit subheading covered by the $300 billion action. Requestors also had to provide the tendigit subheading of the HTSUS most applicable to the particular product PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requested for exclusion, and could submit information on the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to administer the requested exclusion. Requestors were asked to provide the quantity and value of the Chinese-origin product that the requestor purchased in the last three years, among other information. With regard to the rationale for the requested exclusion, requests had to address the following factors: • Whether the particular product is available only from China and specifically whether the particular product and/or a comparable product is available from sources in the United States and/or third countries. • Whether the imposition of additional duties on the particular product would cause severe economic harm to the requestor or other U.S. interests. • Whether the particular product is strategically important or related to ‘‘Made in China 2025’’ or other Chinese industrial programs. The October 24 notice stated that the U.S. Trade Representative would take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objectives of the Section 301 investigation. The October 24 notice required submission of requests for exclusion from List 1 of the $300 billion action no later than January 31, 2020, and noted that the U.S. Trade Representative periodically would announce decisions. In March 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 85 FR 13970. The U.S. Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in March and May 2020. See 85 FR 15244, 85 FR 17936, 85 FR 28693, as modified by 85 FR 32098. The Office of the United States Trade Representative regularly updates the status of each pending request on the Exclusions Portal at https:// exclusions.ustr.gov/s/ docket?docketNumber=USTR-20190017. B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions Based on evaluation of the factors set out in the October 24 notice, which are summarized above, pursuant to sections 301(b), 301(c), and 307(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and in accordance with the advice of the interagency Section 301 Committee, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to grant the product exclusions set out in the Annex to this notice. The determination also takes into account advice from advisory committees and any public comments on the pertinent exclusion requests. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in two ten-digit HTSUS subheadings and 32 specially prepared product descriptions, which together respond to 55 separate exclusion requests. In accordance with the October 24 notice, the exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 importer filed an exclusion request. Further, the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the ten-digit HTSUS subheading as described in the Annex, and not by the product descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion. Paragraph A, subparagraphs (3)–(4) of the Annex contain conforming PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35977 amendments to the HTSUS reflecting the modifications made by the Annex. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue determinations on pending requests on a periodic basis. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. 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ACTION: Notice of renewal. AGENCY: The FAA announces the charter renewal of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), a Federal Advisory Committee that works with industry, community stakeholders, and the public to improve the development of the FAA’s regulations. This charter renewal will take effect on June 12, 2020, and will expire after 2 years if not renewed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Kolb, UAS Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration, 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 7225, Washington, DC, telephone (202) 267–4441; email Gary.Kolb@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), the FAA is giving notice of the charter renewal for the DAC. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and 
Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and 
Innovation

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of product exclusions.

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SUMMARY: On August 20, 2019, at the direction of the President, the 
U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken 
in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and 
practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and 
innovation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on 
goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 
billion. The additional duties on products in List 1, which is set out 
in Annex A of that action, became effective on September 1, 2019. On 
August 30, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade 
Representative determined to increase the rate of the additional duty 
applicable to the products covered by the action announced in the 
August 20 notice from 10 percent to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, 
the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 
percent to 7.5 percent. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a 
product exclusion process in October 2019, and interested persons have 
submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice 
announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant 
certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. 
The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on 
pending requests on a periodic basis.

DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice apply as of 
September 1, 2019, the effective date of List 1 of the $300 billion 
action, and extend to September 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this 
notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler, Assistant 
General Counsel Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin 
Hoffmann at (202) 395-5725. For specific questions on customs 
classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified 
in the Annex to this notice, contact [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see 
prior notices including: 82 FR 40213 (August 24, 2017), 83 FR 14906 
(April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 
2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 
FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 84 FR 
20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019), 84 FR 45821 (August 
30, 2019), 84 FR 57144 (October 24, 2019), 84 FR 69447 (December 18, 
2019), 85 FR 3741 (January 22, 2020), 85 FR 13970 (March 10, 2020), 85 
FR 15244 (March 17, 2020), 85 FR 17936 (March 31, 2020), 85 FR 28693 
(May 13, 2020), and 85 FR 32098 (May 28, 2020).
    In a notice published on August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade 
Representative, at the direction of the President, announced a 
determination to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 
investigation by imposing an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on 
products of China with an annual aggregate trade value of approximately 
$300 billion. 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019) (the August 20 notice). The 
August 20 notice contains two separate lists of tariff subheadings, 
with two different effective dates. List 1, which is set out in Annex A 
of the August 20 notice, was effective September 1, 2019. List 2, which 
is set out in Annex C of the August 20 notice, was scheduled to take 
effect on December 15, 2019.
    On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the direction 
of the President, determined to modify the action being taken in the 
investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 to 15 
percent ad valorem on the goods of China specified in Annex A (List 1) 
and Annex C (List 2) of the August 20 notice. See 84 FR 45821. On 
October 24, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process 
by which U.S. stakeholders could request exclusion of particular 
products classified within an eight-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) subheading covered by List 1 of the $300 
billion action from the additional duties. See 84 FR 57144 (the October 
24 notice). Subsequently, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a 
determination to suspend until further notice the additional duties on 
products set out in Annex C (List 2) of the August 20 notice. See 84 FR 
69447 (December 18, 2019). The U.S. Trade Representative later 
determined to further modify the action being taken by reducing the 
additional duties for the products covered in Annex A of the August 20 
notice (List 1) from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. See 85 FR 3741 (January 
22, 2020).
    Under the October 24 notice, requests for exclusion had to identify 
the product subject to the request in terms of the physical 
characteristics that distinguish the product from other products within 
the relevant eight-digit subheading covered by the $300 billion action. 
Requestors also had to provide the ten-digit subheading of the HTSUS 
most applicable to the particular product requested for exclusion, and 
could submit information on the ability of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to administer the requested exclusion. Requestors were asked 
to provide the quantity and value of the Chinese-origin product that 
the requestor purchased in the last three years, among other 
information. With regard to the rationale for the requested exclusion, 
requests had to address the following factors:
     Whether the particular product is available only from 
China and specifically whether the particular product and/or a 
comparable product is available from sources in the United States and/
or third countries.
     Whether the imposition of additional duties on the 
particular product would cause severe economic harm to the requestor or 
other U.S. interests.
     Whether the particular product is strategically important 
or related to ``Made in China 2025'' or other Chinese industrial 
programs.

The October 24 notice stated that the U.S. Trade Representative would 
take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objectives 
of the Section 301 investigation.

    The October 24 notice required submission of requests for exclusion 
from List 1 of the $300 billion action no later than January 31, 2020, 
and noted that the U.S. Trade Representative periodically would 
announce decisions. In March 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative 
granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 85 FR 13970. The U.S. 
Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in March and May 
2020. See 85 FR 15244, 85 FR 17936, 85 FR 28693, as modified by 85 FR 
32098. The Office of the United States Trade Representative regularly 
updates the status of each pending request on the Exclusions Portal at 
https://exclusions.ustr.gov/s/docket?docketNumber=USTR-2019-0017.

B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions

    Based on evaluation of the factors set out in the October 24 
notice, which are summarized above, pursuant to sections 301(b), 
301(c), and 307(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and in 
accordance with the advice of the interagency Section 301 Committee, 
the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to grant the product 
exclusions set out in the Annex to this notice. The determination also 
takes into account advice from advisory committees and any public 
comments on the pertinent exclusion requests.

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    As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in two ten-
digit HTSUS subheadings and 32 specially prepared product descriptions, 
which together respond to 55 separate exclusion requests.
    In accordance with the October 24 notice, the exclusions are 
available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, 
regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. Further, 
the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the ten-digit 
HTSUS subheading as described in the Annex, and not by the product 
descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion.
    Paragraph A, subparagraphs (3)-(4) of the Annex contain conforming 
amendments to the HTSUS reflecting the modifications made by the Annex.
    The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue determinations 
on pending requests on a periodic basis.

Joseph Barloon,
General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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