Notice of Product Exclusion and Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, 38000-38002 [2020-13596]

Download as PDF 38000 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Average wait time in field office (minutes) ** Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) *** SSA–581 ................................................................................... 24,000 1 2 800 * $33.58 ** 24 *** $349,232 * We based this figure on average Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data (https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131141.htm). ** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. *** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. Dated: June 19, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13583 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11143] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Annual Report—J– NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments up to July 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to G. Kevin Saba, who may be reached on (202) 634–4710 or at JExchanges@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Annual Report—J–NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 • OMB Control Number: 1405–0151. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Private Sector Exchange, ECA/EC. • Form Number: Form DS–3097. • Respondents: Designated J– NONIMMIGRANT program sponsors. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,500. • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. • Total Estimated Burden: 3,000 hours. • Frequency: Annually. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Abstract of Proposed Collection Annual reports from designated program sponsors assist the Department in oversight and administration of the J– NONIMMIGRANT Exchange Visitor Program. The reports provide qualitative data on the number of exchange participants an organization sponsored annually per category of exchange. The reports also provide a summary of the activities in which exchange visitors were engaged and indicate information about program effectiveness. Program sponsors include government agencies, academic institutions, and private sector not-for-profit and for-profit entities. PO 00000 Frm 00181 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology Annual reports are completed through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and then printed and signed by a sponsor official, and sent to the Department by email, mail, or fax. Zachary Parker, Director. [FR Doc. 2020–13591 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusion and Amendments: 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 exclusion and amendments. AGENCY: In September 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 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 an additional exclusion request, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, and extend to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date that the original exclusions were published. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 29576 (June 24, 2019), 84 FR 38717 (August 7, 2019), 84 FR 46212 (September 3, 2019), 84 FR 49591 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 57803 (October 28, 2019), 84 FR 61674 (November 13, 2019), 84 FR 65882 (November 29, 2019), 84 FR 69012 (December 17, 2019), 85 FR 549 (January 6, 2020), 85 FR 6674 (February 5, 2020), 85 FR 9921 (February 20, 2020), 85 FR 15015 (March 16, 2020), 85 FR 17158 (March 26, 2020), 85 FR 23122 (April 24, 2020), 85 FR 27489 (May 8, 2020), and 85 FR 32094 (May 28, 2020). Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 10 percent ad valorem duties on goods of China classified in 5,757 full and partial subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $200 billion. See 83 FR 47974, as modified by 83 FR 49153. In May 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative increased the additional duty to 25 percent. See 84 FR 20459. On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process by which stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action from the additional duties. See 84 FR 29576 (the June 24 notice). Under the June 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 HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action. Requestors also had to provide the ten-digit HTSUS subheading most applicable to the particular product VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. 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 June 24 notice stated that the U.S. Trade Representative would take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objective of the Section 301 investigation. The June 24 notice required submission of requests for exclusion from the $200 billion action no later than September 30, 2019, and noted that the U.S. Trade Representative periodically would announce decisions. In August 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 84 FR 38717. The U.S. Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in September, October, November and December 2019, and January, February, March, April and May 2020. See 84 FR 49591; 84 FR 57803; 84 FR 61674; 84 FR 65882; 84 FR 69012; 85 FR 549; 85 FR 6674; 85 FR 9921; 85 FR 15015; 85 FR 17158; 85 FR 23122; 85 FR 27489; and 85 FR 32094. 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?docket Number=USTR-2019-0005. B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions Based on evaluation of the factors set forth in the June 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 exclusion set forth in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative’s PO 00000 Frm 00182 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38001 determination also takes into account advice from advisory committees and any public comments on the pertinent exclusion requests. As set forth in the Annex, the exclusion is reflected in one specially prepared product description, which responds to one exclusion request. In accordance with the June 24 notice, the exclusion is available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer benefitting from the product exclusion filed an exclusion request. Further, the scope of the exclusion is governed by the scope of the product description in the Annex, and not by the product description found in any particular request for exclusion. Paragraph A, of the Annex contains a conforming amendment to the HTSUS reflecting the modifications made by the Annex. Paragraph B of the Annex makes technical corrections to certain notes of the HTSUS. Specifically, paragraph B, subparagraph (1), corrects a typographical error in the product descriptions contained in U.S. note (20)(mm)(30), published at 84 FR 61674. Paragraph B, subparagraphs (2)–(5), make technical corrections to the specially prepared product descriptions in certain notes to the HTSUS, specifically, U.S. notes (20)(xx)(17) and (47), published at 85 FR 23122 (April 24, 2020), and U.S. notes (20)(yy)(54) and (65), published at 85 FR 27489 (May 8, 2020). As stated in the September 20, 2019 notice, the exclusions will apply from September 24, 2018 to August 7, 2020. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue determinations on pending requests on a periodic basis. ANNEX A. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on September 24, 2018, and before August 7, 2020, U.S. note 20(aaa) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is modified by inserting the following exclusions in numerical order after exclusion (78): (79) Motorboats with displacement hulls of reinforced fiberglass and wood, each motorboat measuring not less than 14.47 m and not more than 36.57 m in length and weighing not less than 28 t and not more than 363 t, powered by inboard engines, other than inboard/outdrive (described in statistical reporting number 8903.92.0065) B. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 38002 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices a.m. eastern daylight time on September 24, 2018, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is modified: a. U.S. note 20(mm)(30) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting ‘‘Ratcheting chain hoists,’’ and inserting ‘‘Ratcheting chain, rope or cable hoists,’’ and by deleting ‘‘such chain hoists not powered by an electric motor’’ and inserting ‘‘such hoists not powered by an electric motor’’ in lieu thereof. b. U.S. note 20(xx)(17) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting ‘‘not more than 123 cm in length’’ and inserting ‘‘not more than 185 cm in length’’ in lieu thereof. c. U.S. note 20(xx)(47) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting ‘‘measuring not less than 15 cm in width by 21 cm depth but not more than 41 cm in width by 25 cm in depth’’ and inserting ‘‘measuring not less than 15 cm in width by 20 cm depth but not more than 41 cm in width by 32 cm in depth’’ in lieu thereof. d. U.S. note 20(yy)(54) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting ‘‘, each measuring at least 610.1 cm by 10.1 cm by 10.1 cm but not more than 16.6 cm by 7.7 cm by 10.2 cm and weighing at least 0.4 kg but not more than 1.4 kg, conforming to Association of American Railroads (‘‘AAR’’) specifications S–491, M– 601 and RP–5595’’. e. U.S. note 20(yy)(65) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting ‘‘not more than 25.4 cm by 15.3 cm by 17.8 cm and weighing at least 9 kg and not more than 20.5 kg,’’ and inserting ‘‘not more than 42 cm by 34 cm by 115 cm and weighing at least 4 kg and not more than 22 kg,’’ in lieu thereof. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–13596 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Aviation Administration Adoption of Wyoming Army National Guard Environmental Assessment for Training and Maneuver Activities at Camp Guernsey, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Establishment of Controlled Firing Areas, Guernsey, Wyoming, June 2020 1.0 Introduction The Proposed Action is to establish three Controlled Firing Areas (CFA) at Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, Wyoming. Under the Proposed Action, the CFAs VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 would be established for up to two years. CFAs provide a means to accommodate, without impact to aviation, certain hazardous activities, such as field-based artillery, that can be immediately suspended if a nonparticipating aircraft approaches the area. As the lead agency, the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), Training and Maneuver Activities at Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, Wyoming, in March 2020, and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on March 16, 2020, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The WYARNG invited the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate as a cooperating agency on October 10, 2018 (40 CFR 1501.6). The FAA, having jurisdiction by law for approving special use airspace (SUA) under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), accepted the cooperating agency status on November 19, 2018. This is also in accordance with the October 2019 Memorandum of Understanding between the FAA and Department of Defense (DoD) for Environmental Review of SUA Actions (FAA 7400.2M, Appendix 7). As a cooperating agency, the FAA coordinated closely with the WYARNG, and actively participated in the preparation of the Draft and Final EA. In accordance with its applicable FAA Order 1050.1F, the FAA has conducted an independent evaluation and analysis of the WYARNG’s EA and only adopts portions of the EA associated with the CFAs, all associated Appendices, as well as all materials identified in the EA and/or Appendices and incorporated by reference and made available to the public, for purposes of making its decision regarding the Proposed Action pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.3. As discussed below, based on the information in the EA, the FAA has determined that the Proposed Action will not have a significant effect on the human environment (40 CFR 1508.13) and is issuing this FONSI/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Action (40 CFR 1505.2). 2.0 Background In the EA, the WYARNG’s Proposed Action consists of both land-based activities (training and maneuver) and airspace activities that require SUA in the form of a CFA or Restricted Area (RA). Some of the proposed land-based activities use field artillery that requires the establishment of surface distance zones (SDZ) for safety reasons. These SDZs provide separation of the field artillery from aircraft (civilian and PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 military traversing the airspace). The proposed CFAs and RAs would accommodate the SDZs. While the CFAs and RAs would prevent aircraft from being struck by errant artillery fired from Camp Guernsey, they would accomplish this in different ways, as described below. Controlled Firing Areas A CFA is airspace designated to contain activities that, if not conducted in a controlled environment, would be hazardous to aircraft.1 CFAs provide a means to accommodate, without impact to aviation, certain hazardous activities that can be immediately suspended if a non-participating aircraft approaches the area. The distinguishing feature of a CFA, compared to other SUA (e.g., RA), is that CFA activities shall be suspended immediately when a non-participating aircraft approaches the area. This responsibility lies completely with the CFA user—in this case, the WYARNG— to terminate activities so that there is no impact on aviation. Additionally, there are no required communications or Air Traffic Control separation associated with CFAs. Only those activities that can be immediately suspended on notice that a non-participating aircraft is approaching are appropriate for a CFA. Field artillery live-fire exercises would also be appropriate for CFAs, provided that they meet the criteria and comply with the safety precautions described in FAA Order 7400.2M, Chapter 27. CFAs are not intended to contain aircraft ordnance delivery activities. The Camp Guernsey existing airspace contains civilian and military aircraft that currently traverse the proposed CFA airspace. The existing military aircraft in the proposed airspace are not performing any military flight operations that require SUA. CFAs have no impact to aviation; therefore, existing aircraft would continue to traverse the proposed CFA airspace. CFAs are not depicted on aeronautical charts, and there is no requirement for nonparticipating aircraft to avoid the SUA. The role of the FAA in the establishment of the proposed CFAs is to authorize the proponent to conduct their operations (field-based artillery) based on FAA approved safety measures. Under the Proposed Action, the CFA would protect aircraft from potentially being struck by errant artillery, as the safety measures in place dictate that operations are suspended if any aircraft enters the CFA airspace. 1 FAA Order 7400.2M, paragraphs 27–1–1 (definition) and 27–1–2 (purpose). E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of Product Exclusion and Amendments: 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 exclusion and amendments.

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SUMMARY: In September 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed 
additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of 
approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 
investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to 
technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. 
Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 
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 an additional exclusion 
request, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects 
technical errors in previously announced exclusions.

DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of 
September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, and 
extend to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are 
retroactive to the date that the original exclusions were published.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this 
notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or 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 47974 (September 21, 2018), 
83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 
FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 29576 (June 
24, 2019), 84 FR 38717 (August 7, 2019), 84 FR 46212 (September 3, 
2019), 84 FR 49591 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 57803 (October 28, 
2019), 84 FR 61674 (November 13, 2019), 84 FR 65882 (November 29, 
2019), 84 FR 69012 (December 17, 2019), 85 FR 549 (January 6, 2020), 85 
FR 6674 (February 5, 2020), 85 FR 9921 (February 20, 2020), 85 FR 15015 
(March 16, 2020), 85 FR 17158 (March 26, 2020), 85 FR 23122 (April 24, 
2020), 85 FR 27489 (May 8, 2020), and 85 FR 32094 (May 28, 2020).
    Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed 
additional 10 percent ad valorem duties on goods of China classified in 
5,757 full and partial subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of 
$200 billion. See 83 FR 47974, as modified by 83 FR 49153. In May 2019, 
the U.S. Trade Representative increased the additional duty to 25 
percent. See 84 FR 20459. On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Trade 
Representative established a process by which stakeholders could 
request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-
digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion action from the 
additional duties. See 84 FR 29576 (the June 24 notice).
    Under the June 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 HTSUS subheading covered by the $200 billion 
action. Requestors also had to provide the ten-digit HTSUS subheading 
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. 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 June 24 notice stated that the U.S. Trade Representative would 
take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objective of 
the Section 301 investigation.
    The June 24 notice required submission of requests for exclusion 
from the $200 billion action no later than September 30, 2019, and 
noted that the U.S. Trade Representative periodically would announce 
decisions. In August 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an 
initial set of exclusion requests. See 84 FR 38717. The U.S. Trade 
Representative granted additional exclusions in September, October, 
November and December 2019, and January, February, March, April and May 
2020. See 84 FR 49591; 84 FR 57803; 84 FR 61674; 84 FR 65882; 84 FR 
69012; 85 FR 549; 85 FR 6674; 85 FR 9921; 85 FR 15015; 85 FR 17158; 85 
FR 23122; 85 FR 27489; and 85 FR 32094. 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-2019-0005.

B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions

    Based on evaluation of the factors set forth in the June 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 exclusion set forth 
in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative's 
determination also takes into account advice from advisory committees 
and any public comments on the pertinent exclusion requests.
    As set forth in the Annex, the exclusion is reflected in one 
specially prepared product description, which responds to one exclusion 
request.
    In accordance with the June 24 notice, the exclusion is available 
for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of 
whether the importer benefitting from the product exclusion filed an 
exclusion request. Further, the scope of the exclusion is governed by 
the scope of the product description in the Annex, and not by the 
product description found in any particular request for exclusion.
    Paragraph A, of the Annex contains a conforming amendment to the 
HTSUS reflecting the modifications made by the Annex.
    Paragraph B of the Annex makes technical corrections to certain 
notes of the HTSUS. Specifically, paragraph B, subparagraph (1), 
corrects a typographical error in the product descriptions contained in 
U.S. note (20)(mm)(30), published at 84 FR 61674. Paragraph B, 
subparagraphs (2)-(5), make technical corrections to the specially 
prepared product descriptions in certain notes to the HTSUS, 
specifically, U.S. notes (20)(xx)(17) and (47), published at 85 FR 
23122 (April 24, 2020), and U.S. notes (20)(yy)(54) and (65), published 
at 85 FR 27489 (May 8, 2020).
    As stated in the September 20, 2019 notice, the exclusions will 
apply from September 24, 2018 to August 7, 2020. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and 
implementation.
    The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue determinations 
on pending requests on a periodic basis.

ANNEX

    A. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. 
eastern daylight time on September 24, 2018, and before August 7, 
2020, U.S. note 20(aaa) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is modified 
by inserting the following exclusions in numerical order after 
exclusion (78):
    (79) Motorboats with displacement hulls of reinforced fiberglass 
and wood, each motorboat measuring not less than 14.47 m and not 
more than 36.57 m in length and weighing not less than 28 t and not 
more than 363 t, powered by inboard engines, other than inboard/
outdrive (described in statistical reporting number 8903.92.0065)
    B. Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01

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a.m. eastern daylight time on September 24, 2018, subchapter III of 
chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) is modified:
    a. U.S. note 20(mm)(30) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by 
deleting ``Ratcheting chain hoists,'' and inserting ``Ratcheting 
chain, rope or cable hoists,'' and by deleting ``such chain hoists 
not powered by an electric motor'' and inserting ``such hoists not 
powered by an electric motor'' in lieu thereof.
    b. U.S. note 20(xx)(17) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by 
deleting ``not more than 123 cm in length'' and inserting ``not more 
than 185 cm in length'' in lieu thereof.
    c. U.S. note 20(xx)(47) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by 
deleting ``measuring not less than 15 cm in width by 21 cm depth but 
not more than 41 cm in width by 25 cm in depth'' and inserting 
``measuring not less than 15 cm in width by 20 cm depth but not more 
than 41 cm in width by 32 cm in depth'' in lieu thereof.
    d. U.S. note 20(yy)(54) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by 
deleting ``, each measuring at least 610.1 cm by 10.1 cm by 10.1 cm 
but not more than 16.6 cm by 7.7 cm by 10.2 cm and weighing at least 
0.4 kg but not more than 1.4 kg, conforming to Association of 
American Railroads (``AAR'') specifications S-491, M-601 and RP-
5595''.
    e. U.S. note 20(yy)(65) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by 
deleting ``not more than 25.4 cm by 15.3 cm by 17.8 cm and weighing 
at least 9 kg and not more than 20.5 kg,'' and inserting ``not more 
than 42 cm by 34 cm by 115 cm and weighing at least 4 kg and not 
more than 22 kg,'' in lieu thereof.

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