Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

On June 17, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced the Generalized System of Preferences and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Modernization Act of 2021. The announced legislation follows Senate passage of similar GSP and MTB provisions, as well as Section 301 provisions in the Trade Act of 2021 as part of the omnibus U.S. Innovation

On June 8, 2021, the Senate voted 68 to 32 to approve The American Innovation and Competition Act. The Act is an omnibus package of bills that took over a year to negotiate.

Major pieces of Legislation include:

  1. The Endless Frontier Act;
  2. the Strategic Competition Act;
  3. the Trade Act of 2021;
  4. the

On May 20, 2021, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced amendments to the Trade Act of 2021. The amendments include language renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) as well as provision to renew the Section 301 product exclusion process. Notably, the amendments seek renewal of the

On May 18, 2021, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Trade Preferences and American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2021. The legislation would renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) which lapsed in December of 2020 through 2027, reauthorize the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill’s (MTB) implementing legislation, and renew the MTB through 2023. The

On August 10, 2020, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) delivered its final report on miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) petitions it received in December 2019 under the 2016 American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act (AMCA). Petitions that have been recommended by the USITC will receive a temporary reduction or suspension on import duties once the President

On October 11, 2019, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) formally launched the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Portal for the 2019 cycle. On the same day, the Commission published a notice in the Federal Register requesting members of the public to submit petitions for a temporary suspension or reduction on import duties of specified

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process is administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Under the MTB process, U.S. importers may petition for duty-free or reduced-duty treatment of certain imported products by submitting an MTB petition to the ITC. The ITC has indicated that it will open its portal and begin accepting MTB petitions

On August 27, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published a final rule regarding the procedures for the preparation and filing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) petitions and public comments. Under the MTB process, U.S. importers may petition for duty-free or reduced-duty treatment of certain imported products by submitting an MTB petition to the

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will be issuing a mandatory questionnaire to companies that benefitted from the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB Act). The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect information that will allow the ITC to prepare a report to examine the effect of duty suspensions and reductions contained in

On September 13, 2018, President Trump signed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 (MTB), which temporarily reduces or eliminates import duties on specified raw materials and intermediate products used in manufacturing that are not produced or available domestically. It is intended to ensure that U.S. manufacturers are not at a disadvantage to their