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

Notice of Product Exclusions, Amendment to the Exclusion Process, and Technical Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-20442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In September of 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 amends the exclusion process by establishing August 7, 2020 as a uniform expiration date for all exclusions granted under the $200 billion action. This notice also announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in Annex A. As specified in Annex B, this notice also makes technical amendments to the $200 billion action and to the $300 billion action announced in August 2019.
Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-20441
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, and July 2019 the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant additional 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.
Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-20440
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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. In July 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. 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.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Ripe Olives From Spain
Document Number: 2019-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that the European Union (EU) has requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement). You can find the request at www.wto.org in a document designated as WT/ DS577/3. USTR invites written comments concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-18946
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative proposes to modify the action being taken in this investigation by increasing the rate of additional duty from 25 percent to 30 percent on the products of China currently subject to tariff actions first taken in June, August, and September 2018, with an aggregate annual trade value of approximately $250 billion. The products subject to this proposed modification are specified in prior notices, and for the convenience of the public also are set out in the Annexes to this notice. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative invites public comment on the proposed modification.
Request for Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
Document Number: 2019-18910
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
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 interested persons to submit written 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.