Proposed Information Collection

American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy


(Investigation No. 332-565)

On September 18, 2018, the United States International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a notice for publication in the Federal Register (FR) that requested Office of Management and Budget approval of a proposed questionnaire to be sent to certain firms in connection with Investigation No. 332-565. The FR notice can be viewed here (PDF).


The current investigation is being conducted for the purpose of preparing the report required by section 4 of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA), which directs the Commission to submit to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (Committees) "a report on the effects on the United States economy of duty suspensions and reductions enacted pursuant to this Act." The information requested by this questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with investigation No. 332-565, American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy, which will be delivered to the Committees by September 13, 2019. The AMCA directs the Commission to include in its report "a broad assessment of the economic effects of such duty suspensions and reductions on producers, purchasers, and consumers in the United States using case studies describing such effects on selected industries or by type of article as available data permit." The AMCA also directs the Commission to solicit and include in the report "recommendations with respect to those domestic industry sectors or specific domestic industries that might benefit from permanent duty suspensions and reductions, either through a unilateral action of the United States or [through] negotiations for reciprocal tariff agreements, with a particular focus on inequities created by tariff inversions." The questionnaire has been designed to collect the information that will allow the Commission to prepare the required report.


The public may submit comments regarding the draft questionnaire within 60 days, or through November 23, 2018. Please do not complete the questionnaire. Please send all comments to mtbeffects@usitc.gov. All comments become part of the public record of the investigation, and are filed under docket number 332-565 in the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS), its repository of record for all investigation documents.


Comments are invited on: (1) the draft questionnaire; (2) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


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Public comments submitted to the Commission will be made available below. Please return to this page regularly to review submitted comments.


EDIS ID # Date Received Filed By Firm/Organization
662379 11/26/2018 10:24 AM Linda Dempsey National Association of Manufacturers