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Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of the United Kingdom's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06628
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of the United Kingdom's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of India's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of India's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of Turkey's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06626
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of Turkey's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of Austria's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06625
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of Austria's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of Spain's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06617
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of Spain's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Proposed Action in Section 301 Investigation of Italy's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-06615
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments regarding a potential trade action in connection with the Section 301 investigation of Italy's Digital Services Tax (DST). USTR also will convene virtual public hearings and accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential action.
Termination of Section 301 Digital Services Tax Investigations of Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, and Indonesia
Document Number: 2021-06612
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative is terminating the Section 301 investigations of Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) under consideration by Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, and Indonesia because these jurisdictions either have not adopted or not implemented a DST during the period of investigation.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2021-05354
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by suspending the additional tariffs on goods of the European Union for a period of four months. The suspension is in accord with a joint U.S.-EU statement that promotes a resolution of the large civil aircraft dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Origin Marking Requirement (Hong Kong, China)
Document Number: 2021-05045
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that Hong Kong, China has requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement). You can find that request at www.wto.org in a document designated as WT/DS597/5. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2021-05035
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-11
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by suspending the additional tariffs on goods of the United Kingdom for a period of four months. The suspension is in accord with a joint U.S.-UK statement that promotes a resolution of the large civil aircraft dispute.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2021-04946
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In prior notices, the U.S. Trade Representative modified the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation by excluding from additional duties certain medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. To support efforts to combat COVID-19, on December 29, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the extension of certain product exclusions on medical-care and/or COVID response products and further modifications to remove Section 301 duties from additional medical-care and/or COVID response products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend those exclusions.
Notice Regarding Periodic Revision of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2021-02869
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative together with the affected United States industry have agreed that it is unnecessary at this time to revise the action in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. rights in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute involving Large Civil Aircraft subsidies provided by certain current or former member States of the European Union. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to consider the action taken in the investigation.
Information on 2021 Tariff-Rate Quotas for Exports From the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2021-02473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative is providing notice that the United Kingdom (UK) in 2021 continues to be eligible to export under U.S. tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) allocated to the member countries of the European Union (EU).
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: Vietnam's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation
Document Number: 2021-01352
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Vietnam's acts, policies, and practices related to currency valuation, including excessive foreign exchange market interventions and other related actions, taken in their totality, are unreasonable and burden or restrict U.S. commerce, and thus actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: The United Kingdom's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-01174
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the United Kingdom's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: Austria's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-01173
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Austria's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: Spain's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-01171
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Spain's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-00425
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in this investigation by suspending, until further notice, the additional duties on products of France scheduled to take effect on January 6, 2021.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: Turkey's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-00364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Turkey's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: Italy's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-00363
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Italy's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Determination Pursuant to Section 301: India's Digital Services Tax
Document Number: 2021-00362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that India's Digital Services Tax (DST) is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce and thus is actionable under Section 301.
Notice of Revision of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2020-29225
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to revise the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation to mirror the approach taken by the European Union (EU) in exercising its World Trade Organization (WTO) authorization in the Boeing dispute. In implementing this approach, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to revise the action by adding certain products of certain EU member States to the list of products subject to additional duties.
Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama
Document Number: 2020-29224
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The level of a country's trade surplus in these goods relates to the quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA); (ii) the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA); (iii) the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR); (iv) the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Peru TPA); (v) the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Colombia TPA); and (vi) the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA).
Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2021 Special 301 Review
Document Number: 2020-27515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. Based on this review, the U.S. Trade Representative determines which, if any, of these countries to identify as Priority Foreign Countries. USTR requests written comments that identify acts, policies, or practices that may form the basis of a country's identification as a Priority Foreign Country or placement on the Priority Watch List or Watch List.
Notice of Public Hearing in Section 301 Investigation of Vietnam's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation
Document Number: 2020-26063
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will convene a virtual public hearing and accept rebuttal comments in the Section 301 investigation concerning Vietnam's acts, policies, and practices related to the valuation of its currency.
Notice of Public Hearing in Section 301 Investigation of Vietnam's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to the Import and Use of Illegal Timber
Document Number: 2020-26061
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will convene a virtual public hearing and accept rebuttal comments in the Section 301 investigation concerning Vietnam's acts, policies, and practices related to the import and use of illegally harvested or traded timber.
Notice of Product Exclusion Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-25403
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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. 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).
Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-25401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 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.
Notice of Product Exclusion Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-25068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective 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 make one technical amendment to a previously announced exclusion.
Results of the 2020 Annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Review
Document Number: 2020-24824
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review with respect to: Products considered for the addition to, and removal from, the list of eligible products for certain beneficiary countries; and decisions related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for waivers of CNLs.
Notice of Effective Date of Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Concerning the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
Document Number: 2020-23983
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of United States Trade Representative is announcing the effective date of modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) concerning the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (USCTPA).
Delaying Submission of the Small Business Report Under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Document Number: 2020-23084
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Pursuant to delegated authority, the U.S. Trade Representative is requiring the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration (SBA Advocacy) to delay submission of the report to Congress on the economic impacts on small businesses of the United States-Kenya trade agreement until negotiations conclude.
Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Document Number: 2020-22999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a USMCA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the roster. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022.
Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: Vietnam's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation
Document Number: 2020-22271
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative is initiating an investigation regarding Vietnam's acts, policies, and practices related to the valuation of its currency. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments regarding the investigation.
Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: Vietnam's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to the Import and Use of Illegal Timber
Document Number: 2020-22270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative is initiating an investigation of Vietnam's acts, policies, and practices related to the import and use of timber that is illegally harvested or traded. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments regarding the investigation.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-22200
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 tariff subheadings covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 to 7.5 percent. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and has granted eight sets of exclusions under the $300 billion action. On June 26, July 17, and August 11, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative invited the public to comment on whether to extend particular granted exclusions. On September 2, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination to extend certain previously granted exclusions. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to make one technical amendment to a previously granted exclusion extension.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-22199
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective September 24, 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 an exclusion process on June 24, 2019, and has granted 16 sets of exclusions under the $200 billion action. These exclusions expired on August 7, 2020. On May 6 and June 3, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative invited the public to comment on whether to extend particular granted exclusions. On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination to extend certain previously granted exclusions. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representatives determination to make two technical amendments to previously extended exclusions.
Notice of Product Exclusion Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-22198
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 24, 2019, and has granted 16 sets of exclusions under the $200 billion action. These exclusions expired on August 7, 2020. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to make one technical amendment to a previously announced exclusion.
Notice of Product Exclusion Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-22197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 tariff subheadings covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 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 make one technical amendment to a previously granted exclusion.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-21958
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 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 an exclusion process in July 2018 and has granted 10 sets of exclusions under the $34 billion action. He published the eighth set of exclusions in October 2019 and additional exclusions in December 2019 and February 2020. These exclusions will expire on October 2, 2020. On August 3, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-21954
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 initiated an exclusion process in September 2018 and granted three sets of exclusions under the $16 billion action. He published the third set of exclusions in September 2019 and added additional exclusions in February and July 2020. These exclusions will expire on October 2, 2020. On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020.
Technical Corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Document Number: 2020-21921
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative is making technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), as set forth in the Annex to this notice.
2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy: Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-21723
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests comments that identify online and physical markets to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy (Notorious Markets List). The Notorious Markets List identifies examples of online and physical markets that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting. The issue focus for the 2020 Notorious Markets List will examine the use of e-commerce platforms and other third-party intermediaries to facilitate the importation of counterfeit and pirated goods into the United States.
Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 2020-20874
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantities of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by the Secretary of Agriculture on September 10, 2020.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-20829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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 initiated an exclusion process in September 2018 and has granted three sets of exclusions under the $16 billion action. The second set of exclusions was published in September 2019 and will expire on September 20, 2020. On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions granted in September 2019 for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-20828
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 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 an exclusion process in July 2018 and has granted 10 sets of exclusions under the $34 billion action. The seventh set of exclusions was published in September 2019 and will expire in September 2020. On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established a process for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020.
Notice of Product Exclusion Extension Amendment: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-20384
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective September 24, 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 the exclusion process on June 24, 2019, and has granted 15 sets of exclusions under the $200 billion action. These exclusions expired on August 7, 2020. On May 6 and June 3, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative invited the public to comment on whether to extend particular granted exclusions. On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced a determination to extend certain previously granted exclusions. This notice makes one technical amendment to a previously extended exclusion.
Request for Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
Document Number: 2020-19985
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), publishes the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report) each year. USTR invites comments to assist it and the TPSC in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for inclusion in the NTE Report. USTR also will consider responses to this notice as part of the annual review of the operation and effectiveness of all U.S. trade agreements regarding telecommunications products and services that are in force with respect to the United States.
Notice of Effective Date of Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Concerning the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2020-19507
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of United States Trade Representative is announcing the effective date of modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) concerning the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).
Notice of Product Exclusion Extensions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-19419
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and has issued eight product exclusion notices under this action. These exclusions will expire on September 1, 2020. On June 26, July 17, and August 11, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative established processes for the public to comment on whether to extend particular exclusions granted under the $300 billion action for up to 12 months. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to extend certain exclusions through December 31, 2020.