Office of the United States Trade Representative 2024 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments on Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity-Trade Track
Document Number: 2024-13470
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-20
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The United States, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay have launched the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (Partnership) to deepen economic collaboration and integration in the Western Hemisphere. In November 2023, leaders of these countries issued the East Room Declaration, directing Ministers responsible for trade, foreign affairs and finance each to commence work in their respective areas to fulfill Partnership objectives. USTR is seeking public comments on matters described below, including U.S. interests and priorities, in order to develop trade-related lines of effort in the trade track of the Partnership.
Public Availability of the Fiscal Year 2022 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2024-13302
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-18
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
USTR is announcing that its fiscal year 2022 service contract inventory is publicly available.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments-Reinstatement of the Collection of Information, 301 Exclusion Requests
Document Number: 2024-12003
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reinstate an information collection request (ICR) entitled 301 Exclusion Requests for three years under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations.
Notice of Extension of Certain Exclusions: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2024-11904
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-30
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In prior notices, the U.S. Trade Representative modified the actions 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 products of China. The current 429 product specific exclusions (352 previously reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions) are scheduled to expire on May 31, 2024. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to provide a 14-day transition period for all current exclusions, extending them through June 14, 2024, and to extend certain exclusions through May 31, 2025.
Request for Comments on Proposed Modifications and Machinery Exclusion Process in Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in the Section 301 Investigation: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2024-11634
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-28
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In a notice published on September 8, 2022, USTR announced that the July 6, 2018 and August 23, 2018 actions, as modified, in the section 301 investigation of China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation did not terminate on their four-year anniversary dates and would continue. The notice also announced that the U.S. Trade Representative would conduct a review of the actions. In connection with that review, and at the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative is proposing modifications to the actions by adding or increasing ad valorem rates of duty, as directed by the President, for certain products of China in strategic sectors. In addition, the U.S. Trade Representative is proposing subheadings eligible for an exclusion process by which interested persons may request that particular machinery used in domestic manufacturing be temporarily excluded from these tariffs. The U.S. Trade Representative also is proposing to modify the actions by granting 19 temporary exclusions for certain solar manufacturing equipment. The products subject to these proposed modifications and the products being proposed for the exclusion process are set out in annexes to this notice. USTR is seeking public comments regarding the proposed modifications and exclusion process.
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning the Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act for Calendar Year 2025
Document Number: 2024-10482
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the initiation of the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The AGOA Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (AGOA TPSC Subcommittee) is requesting written public comments for this review and will conduct a virtual public hearing on this matter. In developing its recommendations on AGOA country eligibility for calendar year 2025, the AGOA TPSC Subcommittee will consider written comments, written testimony, and oral testimony.
Initiation of Section 301 Investigation: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Targeting the Maritime, Logistics, and Shipbuilding Sectors for Dominance
Document Number: 2024-08515
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
On March 12, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received a petition requesting an investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices targeting the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sectors for dominance. On consideration of the petition and the advice of the Section 301 Committee, the U.S. Trade Representative has initiated an investigation into the issues raised in the petition. The inter-agency Section 301 Committee will hold a public hearing and is seeking public comments in connection with this investigation.
Notice of Establishment and Request for Nominations for the Seasonal and Perishable Agricultural Products Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-07953
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have established a new trade advisory committee known as the Seasonal and Perishable Agricultural Products Advisory Committee (Committee) to provide advice and recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative and the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with U.S. trade policy that concerns administrative actions and legislation that would promote the competitiveness of Southeastern U.S. producers of seasonal and perishable agricultural products. USTR is accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving a four year term as a Committee member.
Additional Hearings and Extension of Post-Hearing Comment Period: Request for Comments on Promoting Supply Chain Resilience
Document Number: 2024-06975
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will hold additional public hearings to inform objectives and strategies that advance U.S. supply chain resilience in trade negotiations, enforcement, and other initiatives, and is extending the period for submission of post-hearing comments.
Fiscal Year 2024 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 2024-05763
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of the allocation of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 in-quota quantities of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar.
Request for Comments on Promoting Supply Chain Resilience
Document Number: 2024-04869
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests comments and will hold a public hearing to inform objectives and strategies that advance U.S. supply chain resilience in trade negotiations, enforcement, and other initiatives.
Submission of Post-Hearing Comments: Operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement With Respect to Trade in Automotive Goods
Document Number: 2024-03050
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
On February 7, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods (Committee) held a virtual public hearing to receive oral testimony related to the biennial review of the operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with respect to trade in automotive goods. USTR is accepting post-hearing comments until February 28, 2024.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2024-02714
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-09
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
This notice announces the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) staff members selected to serve on the Senior Executive Service (SES) and Senior Level (SL) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous PRB membership notices.
Notice of Conforming Amendment To Reinstated Exclusion: China's Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Document Number: 2024-01023
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Effective January 1, 2024, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) implemented certain changes to statistical reporting categories in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). As a result of these changes, USTR is making a conforming amendment to one previously reinstated exclusion associated with the Section 301 investigation of China Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.
Publication of 2024 Tariff Rate Quota Quantity Limitations Under the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2024-00227
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In accordance with the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia, USTR is providing notice of tariff-rate quota quantity limitations of certain tariff subheadings for calendar year (CY) 2024.
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