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Public Hearings on the Proposed Section 301 Tariff List

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will hold public hearings from July 24-25, 2018 regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese products.

The hearings will take place at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.

The proposed tariffs are part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation based on the findings in USTR’s investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Of the tariffs authorized for $50 billion of Chinese products, tariffs on $34 billion are currently in effect and tariffs on the remaining $16 billion are the subject of the public hearing.

The Federal Register notice publishing the proposed tariff list and soliciting public comment can be viewed here.

The public hearings will be held at the following times:

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Click here to view a schedule of witnesses.                        

NOTEMedia and attendees should note that the hearing is on the record but off-camera; no cameras or video or audio recording will be allowed in the hearing room. A full transcript of the hearing will be posted on USTR.gov and the public docket in the investigation.  Please contact media@ustr.eop.gov with questions or for information on available media arrangements.

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