USITC investigating economic impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs

In addition to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR)  mandatory administrative review of the effectiveness and impact of the Section 301 tariffs, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced last month that it is initiating an investigation on the economic impact of Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs. The Consolidated Appropriations Act enacted on March 15, 2022, directed the USITC to institute the investigation.

This is a chance for interested parties to make their voices heard and potentially influence future legislation and regulation. A public hearing will be held on July 21, 2022. It is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST). Any party wishing to appear at the hearing must file a request to appear by 5:15 p.m. (EST) on July 6, 2022, submit any written materials relevant to the investigation by 5:15 p.m. (EST) on July 8, 2022, and file a written copy of the oral statement you intend to present at the public hearing by noon (EST) on July 14, 2022.

If you do not wish to or are unable to attend the public hearing, you may submit written submissions for the record. These written submissions must be submitted by 5:15 p.m. (EST) on August 24, 2022

The Mooney Law Firm has experience assisting clients with issues arising from the Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs. If you wish to make a statement at the public hearing or to file a written statement, we can help. 

The USITC expects to submit the report to Congress by March 15, 2023. The date marks one year from the date the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which directed the USITC to conduct this investigation, was signed into law.

The full text of the USITC’s notice with more detailed instructions can be found here.

RELEVANT DATES 

DEADLINE/EVENTDATETIME
Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearingJuly 6, 20225:15 p.m. (EST)
Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statementsJuly 8, 20225:15 p.m. (EST)
Deadline for filing electronic copies of oral hearing statements.July 14, 202212:00 p.m. (EST)
Public hearingJuly 21, 20229:30 a.m. (EST)
Deadline for filing posthearing briefs and statements.August 12, 20225:15 p.m. (EST)
Deadline for filing all other written submissionsAugust 24, 20225:15 p.m. (EST)
Transmittal of Commission report to CommitteesMarch 15, 2023

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