American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions
on the U.S. Economy
(Investigation No. 332-565)
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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) (19 U.S.C. 1332 note). The AMCA directs the Commission to submit a report to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (Committees) "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 October 18, 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 append to 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 report.
All sections of the questionnaire except section 4: Except for section 4 of the questionnaire, the Commission has designated the information you provide in response to this questionnaire as “Confidential Business Information” to the extent that the information would reveal the operations of your organization and is not otherwise available to the public. The Commission will not disclose such Confidential Business Information in this questionnaire except as provided for in section 6 of the questionnaire. Information received in response to this questionnaire will be aggregated with information from other questionnaire responses and will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of your firm.
Section 4 of the questionnaire: Section 4 of the questionnaire (Recommendations Relating to Permanent Duty Suspensions and Reductions) requests certain information that the AMCA requires the Commission to solicit and append to its report. As the Commission intends to include such information in the report that it sends to the Committees and releases to the public, please do not include information in your response to section 4 of the questionnaire that you consider to be confidential business information.
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