On August 11, 2020, the Office of the US Trade Representative published in the Federal Register a notice and requests for comments [Docket Number USTR-2020-0031] relating to the consideration of a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions from the Tranche 4A action ($300 billion) on goods from China. The USTR initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and has issued seven product exclusion notices under this action and is issuing an eighth notice concurrent with this notice. The product exclusions granted under these notices are scheduled to expire on September 1, 2020. The USTR decided to consider a possible extension of particular exclusions granted under the first seven product exclusion notices. This notice announces the USTR’s decision to consider a possible extension of particular exclusions granted under the eighth notice of product exclusions.
Comments must be submitted via the USTR on-line portal. The public portal will open for comments on August 5, 2020. To be assured of consideration, submit written comments on the public docket by August 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm (ET). The notice has the comment form (annex), data required and evaluation criteria.