11 Oct 2018
Effects of MTB Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Are Focus of USITC Investigation
The USITC is seeking input for a newly instituted investigation of the effects on the U.S. economy of the duty suspensions and reductions in the miscellaneous trade bill enacted into law on 13 September. The USITC states that it will provide a broad assessment of the effects on U.S. producers, purchasers and consumers as well as case studies looking at the effects on individual sectors. The report will also include recommendations solicited from the public with respect to those domestic industry sectors that might benefit from permanent duty suspensions or reductions, with a particular focus on inequities created by tariff inversions.
The USITC will hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation on 5 March 2019 in Washington, D.C. Requests to appear at this hearing are due by 19 February 2019 and pre-hearing briefs and statements are due by 22 February 2019. Post-hearing briefs and statements are due by 12 March 2019 and all other written submissions are due by 22 March 2019. The USITC’s final report will be delivered to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees by 13 September 2019.
11 October Deadline for Additional Input in Final Phase of AD Probe of PTFE Resin
The USITC is giving interested parties until 11 October to submit supplemental party comments in connection with its AD injury investigation of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from mainland China. The supplemental staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 24 October and a public version will be issued thereafter.
Expedited AD Sunset Review of Sodium Hexametaphosphate Moves Forward
The USITC is moving forward with its expedited sunset review of the AD duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate from mainland China. The staff report was placed in the non-public record on 5 October and comments and statements (which could not contain new factual information) were due by 10 October.