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USTR seeks comments on changes to Section 301 tariffs

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Mar '20
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The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) recently said it would allow members of the public, businesses and government agencies to submit comments if they believe further modifications to the Section 301 tariffs may be necessary. The move was part of an effort “to keep current on developments in our national fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” it said.

The US administration last week said it was soliciting public comments on lifting additional tariffs on Chinese imports that could help the United States battle the pandemic.

The USTR has in recent weeks granted Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain medical products from China, including medical masks, examination gloves and antiseptic wipes.

USTR did not specify a deadline for submitting comments. “This comment process does not replace the current exclusion process and supplements that process,” USTR said. “Submissions are limited to comments on products subject to the tariff actions and relevant to the medical response to the coronavirus,” it added.

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