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BIS Reviewing Information Collections on Import Tariffs, Short Supply, New Advisory Panels

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security is accepting through May 28 comments on the following information collections.

Import Tariffs. Upon submission of a request for investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, BIS will initiate an investigation to determine the effects of imports of specific commodities on national security and will make the findings known to the president for possible adjustments to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available and reported to Congress.

Miscellaneous Short Supply Activities. This information collection is comprised of two rarely used short supply activities: “Registration Of U.S. Agricultural Commodities For Exemption From Short Supply Limitations On Export,” and “Petitions For The Imposition Of Monitoring Or Controls On Recyclable Metallic Materials; Public Hearings.” These activities are statutory in nature and must remain a part of the bureau’s information collection budget authorization.

Request for Appointment of Technical Advisory Committee. TACs advise and assist the U.S. government on export control matters such as proposed revisions to export control lists, licensing procedures, assessments of the foreign availability of controlled products, and export control regulations. Under this collection, interested parties may request the establishment of a new TAC.

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