Comment on Section 232 and 301 Tariffs – Deadline Aug. 24

Metaphor of Protectionist Tariffs Being Lifted, Several Birds with Strings Lifting Up Brick from a Wall

Trade Update • May 12, 2022

usinesses that have been impacted by higher tariffs on imports, as a result of Section 232 and Section 301, can provide comments/written submissions to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by August 23, 2022.

USITC Report

The USITC is undertaking a new factfinding investigation that will examine the impact of tariffs on U.S. imports under Section 232 (tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products from various countries) and Section 301 (hundreds of billions’ worth of imports from China), which will produce a detailed report on U.S. trade, production, and prices in the industries directly and most affected by these tariffs.

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.

Public Hearing and How to Submit Comments

Requests to Appear at Public Hearing

The USITC will hold a public hearing in connection with the investigation, on July 21, 2022. Information about the hearing, including how to participate or observe, will be posted no later than June 21, 2022 here. Deadline to request to appear at the hearing is July 6, 2022.

Requests and Written Submissions

All filings to appear at the hearing and written submissions must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS,

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 (


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