According to a Federal Register Notice published on September 3, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) proposes to increase additional duties from 25 percent to 30 percent on the products from China currently subject to Section 301 tariff actions first taken in June, August, and September 2018, with an aggregate annual trade value of approximately $250 billion (Lists 1-3).
The USTR invites public comment on the proposed modification. There will be no hearing on this proposal. The important dates in the comment process are:
September 20, 2019: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments by September 20, 2019.
October 1, 2019: The proposed modification would be effective on October 1, 2019.
Parties can submit public comments and the public version of comments containing business confidential information (BCI) through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The docket number is USTR–2019–0015.