Office of the United States Trade Representative November 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.