SOCMA ITC Update: The Commission Intends to Re-open its MTB Portal for Additional, Limited Public Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it intends to re-open its on-line MTB portal to allow members of the public to submit additional, limited public comments on certain petitions for duty suspensions and tariff reductions.  

The Commission will re-open the portal for comments on June 12, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. for a period of ten days, and will close the portal on June 21, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.  

  • The Commission is re-opening the portal for the limited purpose of allowing the public to provide additional comments on petitions that the Commission has included as Category VI petitions (i.e., petitions that the Commission does not recommend for inclusion in a miscellaneous tariff bill by Congress) in its preliminary report to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, which will be issued on June 9, 2017.
  • The Commission will only accept information from the public that relates to its decision to place these petitions into Category VI as part of its preliminary report.
  • Should Commission staff have questions about the information submitted during this limited comment period, they will contact the individual listed as a contact in the comment for clarification.
The Commission will issue a Federal Register notice formally announcing the opening of this comment period.   That notice will contain further instructions on the type of information that may be filed and the manner in which it can be filed, including the process for handling of confidential business information. 

If you have any questions, please contact or Brittany Mountjoy at 571-348-5121.

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