USTR Requests Comments on Whether to End China Section 301 Duties

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published notice on their review of China Section 301 trade remedies, which could result in the end to additional duties.

They are notifying U.S. industries who benefit from the Section 301 additional duties, of the possible termination of these actions, as well as giving them an opportunity to request continuation.

Comments will be accepted at the USTR web portal.

List and Dates:

List 1 (in effect since July 6, 2018):  May 7, 2022 to July 5, 2022 

List 2 (in effect since August 22, 2018): June 24, 2022 to August 22, 2022

The USTR will publish notice of the continuance of Section 301 duties if a request for continuation is received, and will conduct a review of the tariff actions. The review will include an opportunity for all interested persons to provide comments, including on the effectiveness of the action in achieving the objectives of Section 301, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers. 

Earlier, the USTR had issued their 2022 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement.

Questions regarding Section 301 for Chinese origin products may be directed to your Livingston account manager.