USTR seeks public touch upon tariff exclusions for 549 Chinese import classes

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WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s workplace mentioned on Tuesday it’s in search of public feedback on plans to revive a focused tariff exclusion course of for imports from China, particularly whether or not to reinstate beforehand prolonged exclusions on 549 import product classes.

USTR mentioned it could settle for public feedback from Oct. 12 via Dec. 1 on potential exclusions for a list of merchandise that features industrial parts, thermostats, medical provides, bicycles and textiles.

A Federal Register notice for the remark interval follows U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s announcement yesterday that she’s going to have interaction with Chinese officers on commerce irritants and revive USTR’s tariff exclusion course of.

Reporting by David Lawder
Editing by Chris Reese

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