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USITC to Investigate Effects of Active Section 232 and 301 Tariffs on U.S. Industries

May 5, 2022
News Release 22-055
Inv. No. 332-591
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
USITC to Investigate Effects of Active Section 232 and 301 Tariffs on U.S. Industries

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is undertaking a new factfinding investigation that will examine the impact of tariffs on U.S. imports under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) and section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2232) in effect as of March 15, 2022, as reflected in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The Commission’s report will provide detailed information on U.S. trade, production, and prices in the industries directly and most affected by these tariffs.

The Commission was directed to conduct this investigation, Economic Impact of Section 232 and 301 Tariffs on U.S. Industries, Inv. 332-591, as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on March 15, 2022.

As directed, the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, federal agency, will prepare a public report. The report will provide, to the extent practicable:

  • background information on the Section 232 and 301 tariffs and an overview of the tariffs that were in effect as of March 15, 2022; and
  • an economic analysis of the impact of these tariffs on U.S. trade, production, and prices in the industries most affected by these tariffs.

The USITC expects to submit its report to Congress by March 15, 2023.

The USITC will hold a public hearing in connection with the investigation, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 21, 2022. Information about the hearing, including how to participate or observe, will be posted on the Commission’s website no later than June 21, 2022, at https://usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_we_are_working_on.htm

Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m. on July 6, 2022 with the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.  See below for important information regarding filing a request to appear at a USITC hearing.

The USITC also welcomes written submissions for the record.  Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary of the Commission and should be submitted no later than 5:15 p.m. on August 24, 2022. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be available for public inspection.  See below for important information regarding the filing of written submissions for USITC investigations.

IMPORTANT:  All filings to appear at the hearing and written submissions must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https://edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper-based filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (EDIS3Help@USITC.gov), or consult the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures.

Further information on the scope of the investigation is available in the USITC’s notice of investigation, dated May 5, 2022, which can be downloaded from the USITC Internet site (www.usitc.gov)  or may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Secretary at or may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Secretary at commissionhearings@usitc.gov.

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