Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, 73590-73591 [2020-25401]

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AGENCY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 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’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Nov 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to make an amendment to a previously granted exclusion to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). DATES: The amendment announced in this notice is retroactive to the date the original exclusion was published and does not extend the period for the original exclusion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler 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: 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 47236 (September 18, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 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 37381 (July 31, 2019), 84 FR 49600 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 52553 (October 2, 2019), 84 FR 69011 (December 17, 2019), 85 FR 10808 (February 25, 2020), 85 FR 28691 (May 13, 2020), 85 FR 43291 (July 16, 2020), and 85 FR 49414 (August 13, 2020). Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 25 percent duties on goods of China classified in 279 eight-digit subheadings of the HTSUS, with an approximate annual trade value of $16 billion. See 83 FR 40823. The U.S. Trade Representative’s determination included a decision to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $16 billion action from the additional duties. The U.S. Trade Representative issued a notice setting out the process for the product exclusions, and opened a public docket. See 83 FR 47236 (the September 18 notice). In July 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set of PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exclusion requests. See 84 FR 37381. The U.S. Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in September and October 2019, and February and July 2020. See 84 FR 49600; 84 FR 52553; 85 FR 10808; 85 FR 43291. B. Technical Amendment to Exclusion The Annex makes one technical amendment to U.S. note 20(o)(14) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS, as set out in the Annex of the notice published at 84 FR 37381 (July 31, 2019). Annex 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 August 23, 2018, and through July 31, 2020, U.S. note 20(o)(14) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is modified by deleting ‘‘Gasoline or liquid propane (LP)’’ and inserting ‘‘Gas (natural or liquid propane (LP))’’ in lieu thereof. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–25403 Filed 11–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F1–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendment: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 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’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. The first set of exclusions was published in July 2019 and expired in July 2020. On April 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 18, 2020 / Notices whether to extend particular exclusions granted in July 2019 for up to 12 months. In July 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to make one technical amendment to a previously extended exclusion. DATES: The amendment announced in this notice applies as of July 31, 2020, and continues through December 31, 2020. This notice does not further extend the period for product exclusion extensions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler 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: out the process for product exclusions, and opened a public docket. See 83 FR 47236 (the September 18 notice). In July 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 84 FR 37381. The U.S. Trade Representative granted additional exclusions in September and October 2019, and February and July 2020. See 84 FR 49600; 84 FR 52553; 85 FR 10808; 85 FR 43291. On April 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative invited the public to comment on whether to extend by up to 12 months, particular exclusions granted under the $16 billion action. See 85 FR 24076 (April 30, 2020). On July 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination to extend certain previously granted exclusions. See 85 FR 45949 (July 30, 2020). 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 47236 (September 18, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 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 37381 (July 31, 2019), 84 FR 49600 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 52553 (October 2, 2019), 84 FR 69011 (December 17, 2019), 85 FR 10808 (February 25, 2020), 85 FR 28691 (May 13, 2020), 85 FR 43291 (July 16, 2020), and 85 FR 49414 (August 13, 2020). Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 25 percent duties on goods of China classified in 279 eight-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $16 billion. See 83 FR 40823. The U.S. Trade Representative’s determination included a decision to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $16 billion action from the additional duties. The U.S. Trade Representative issued a notice setting Annex VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Nov 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 B. Technical Amendment to Exclusion The Annex makes one technical amendment to U.S. note 20(ggg)(4) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS, as set out in the Annex of the notice published at 85 FR 45949 (July 30, 2020). 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 July 31, 2020, and through December 31, 2020, U.S. note 20(ggg)(4) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is modified by deleting ‘‘Gasoline or liquid propane (LP)’’ and inserting ‘‘Gas (natural or liquid propane (LP))’’ in lieu thereof. Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–25401 Filed 11–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0102; FMCSA– 2014–0104; FMCSA–2016–0002; FMCSA– 2017–0057; FMCSA–2017–0061; FMCSA– 2018–0135] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


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

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative 
imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value 
of approximately $16 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's determination included a decision to establish a 
product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the 
exclusion process in September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted 
requests for the exclusion of specific products. The first set of 
exclusions was published in July 2019 and expired in July 2020. On 
April 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for 
the public to comment on

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whether to extend particular exclusions granted in July 2019 for up to 
12 months. In July 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to 
extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020. This notice 
announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to make one 
technical amendment to a previously extended exclusion.

DATES: The amendment announced in this notice applies as of July 31, 
2020, and continues through December 31, 2020. This notice does not 
further extend the period for product exclusion extensions. U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance 
and implementation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this 
notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler 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 47236 (September 18, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 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 37381 (July 31, 2019), 84 
FR 49600 (September 20, 2019), 84 FR 52553 (October 2, 2019), 84 FR 
69011 (December 17, 2019), 85 FR 10808 (February 25, 2020), 85 FR 28691 
(May 13, 2020), 85 FR 43291 (July 16, 2020), and 85 FR 49414 (August 
13, 2020).
    Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed 
additional 25 percent duties on goods of China classified in 279 eight-
digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $16 billion. 
See 83 FR 40823. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included 
a decision to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders could 
request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-
digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $16 billion action from the 
additional duties. The U.S. Trade Representative issued a notice 
setting out the process for product exclusions, and opened a public 
docket. See 83 FR 47236 (the September 18 notice).
    In July 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted an initial set 
of exclusion requests. See 84 FR 37381. The U.S. Trade Representative 
granted additional exclusions in September and October 2019, and 
February and July 2020. See 84 FR 49600; 84 FR 52553; 85 FR 10808; 85 
FR 43291.
    On April 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative invited the public 
to comment on whether to extend by up to 12 months, particular 
exclusions granted under the $16 billion action. See 85 FR 24076 (April 
30, 2020). On July 30, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a 
determination to extend certain previously granted exclusions. See 85 
FR 45949 (July 30, 2020).

B. Technical Amendment to Exclusion

    The Annex makes one technical amendment to U.S. note 20(ggg)(4) to 
subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS, as set out in the Annex of 
the notice published at 85 FR 45949 (July 30, 2020).

Annex

    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 July 31, 2020, and through December 31, 2020, 
U.S. note 20(ggg)(4) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is modified by deleting 
``Gasoline or liquid propane (LP)'' and inserting ``Gas (natural or 
liquid propane (LP))'' in lieu thereof.

Joseph Barloon,
General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2020-25401 Filed 11-17-20; 8:45 am]
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