Office of the United States Trade Representative August 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-18838
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 10 to 15 percent for the products of China covered by the $300 billion tariff action published on August 20, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments-Renewal of the Collection of Information Titled `301 Exclusion Requests'
Document Number: 2019-18094
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites comments on an existing information collection request (ICR) titled 301 Exclusion Requests. USTR plans to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew approval of the ICR for three years under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-17865
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) has determined to modify the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on products of China classified in the tariff subheadings set out in the Annexes to this notice.
2019 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-17731
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments that identify online and physical markets to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets (Notorious Markets List). Conducted under the auspices of the Special 301 program, the Notorious Markets List identifies examples of online and physical markets based outside the United States that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting. In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an ``Out-of-Cycle Review.''
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia's Implementation of Its WTO Commitments
Document Number: 2019-17393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing and seek public comment to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on Russia's implementation of its obligations as a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China's Compliance With WTO Commitments
Document Number: 2019-17392
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit written comments and participate in a public hearing to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to the Congress on China's compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-16886
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion (the $200 billion action) 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 Trade Representative's subsequent modification in May 2019 included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in June 2019, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis.