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

Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the December 2018 Product Exclusion Notice From the $34 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-23751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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 the exclusion process in July 2018 and granted an initial set of exclusions in December 2018. The exclusions granted in December 2018 are set to expire on December 28, 2019. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider extending particular exclusions granted in December 2018 for up to twelve months. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions.
Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-23441
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
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 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 certain exclusion requests, as specified in the annex to this notice.
Applications for Inclusion on the Binational Panels Roster Under the North American Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2019-23190
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 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 NAFTA 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, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
Procedures for Requests To Exclude Particular Products From the August 2019 Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-23181
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In a notice published on August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) would establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request an exclusion from additional duties of particular products classified within a tariff subheading covered by the August 2019 action. This notice announces that USTR will open an electronic portal for submission of exclusion requests on October 31, 2019 for products covered by Annex A of the August 2019 action, and sets out the specific procedures for submitting requests.
Technical Adjustments to Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2019-22902
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In a notice published on October 9, 2019 (October 9th Notice), the U.S. Trade Representative determined to take action in this 301 investigation in the form of additional duties on products of certain member States of the European Union, effective October 18, 2019. This Notice makes technical changes in order to implement the intended scope of the action, and to correct other errors.
Withdrawal of Bifacial Solar Panels Exclusion to the Solar Products Safeguard Measure
Document Number: 2019-22074
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative established procedures for interested persons to request product- specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure. On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a notice granting certain requests for exclusions and excluding the products at issue from the safeguard measure's application. In particular, the U.S. Trade Representative excluded bifacial solar panels consisting only of bifacial solar cells. Since publication of that notice, the U.S. Trade Representative has evaluated this exclusion further and, after consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, determined it will undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure. Accordingly, the U.S. Trade Representative has modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to withdraw the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure. The U.S. Trade Representative also has modified the HTSUS to make certain technical changes in connection with the safeguard measure.
Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute
Document Number: 2019-22056
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to take action in the form of additional duties on products of certain member States of the EU, as specified in Annex A to this notice.
Notice of Continuation and Request for Nominations for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-21669
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is establishing a new two-year charter term and accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC). The TEPAC is a trade advisory committee that provides general policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters that have a significant impact on the environment.
Notice of Product Exclusions and Amendments: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-21420
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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, and March, April, May, June, July and September 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 as necessary. This notice also corrects errors by removing certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
Notice of Product Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2019-21419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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 and September 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.