On October 31, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USTR-2019-0019] (previously posted on USTR’s website as an advance notice), which invites public comment on whether to extend for up to twelve months particular exclusions granted in December 2018 that are set to expire on December 28, 2019.

The comment period will open November 1, 2019 at noon EDT. To be assured of consideration, written comments are to be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 30, 2019. USTR strongly encourages all commenters to use Form A to submit comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal, referring to Docket No. USTR- 2019-0019. If applicable, you must submit Form B, which requests Business Confidential Information (BCI)), along with a copy of the corresponding Form A, via email to 301bcisubmissions@ustr.eop.gov. Submission instructions may be found in the notice. While there are facsimiles of Forms A and B in the notice, electronic copies are available at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/section-301-china/34-billion-trade-action under the title “$34 Billion Product Exclusion Process.”