U.S. Trade Representative Announces an Extension of COVID-19 Related Section 301 Exclusions for an Additional 6 Months

In prior notices, the U.S. Trade Representative modified the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation by excluding from additional duties certain medical-care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. To support efforts to combat COVID-19, on December 29, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the extension of certain product exclusions on medical-care and/or COVID response products and further modifications to remove Section 301 duties from additional medical-care and/or COVID response products. The extensions announced in this notice will extend the product exclusions through September 30, 2021.

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