Requests for Comments

Before the government implements changes to various compliance processes, agencies often solicit comments.  These solicitations offer industry opportunities to provide feedback on how proposed rule or process changes will impact your business.  AAFA often provides comments on behalf of the industry as a whole, but submitting comments specific to your company carry just as much weight.

Congress and many government agencies are soliciting comments on a range of issues that may affect your business. 

1. Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
Agency: USTR
Deadline for comments: Jun 17, 2019
Public Hearing (if any): June 17, 2019
Deadline to appear before public hearing: June 10, 2019
Deadline for submission of post-hearing briefs: July 2, 2019
Link to notice: Notice
Background Information (if any): In accordance with the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposes a modification of the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The proposed modification is to take further action in the form of an additional ad valorem duty of up to 25 percent on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The products subject to this proposed modification are classified in the HTSUS subheadings set out in the Annex to this notice. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comment and will hold a public hearing regarding this proposed modification.

Staff Liaison: Steve Lamar

Contact Steve Lamar or Nate Herman for more information on submitting comments.