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Public Hearings on the Proposed Section 301 Tariffs

May 14, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will hold public hearings May 15-17, 2018 regarding the proposed tariffs on approximately $50 billion worth of Chinese imports.

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.

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, May 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 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 and the Federal Register public docket in the investigation.