USTR Requests ITC Investigation into Economic Effects of NAFTA Agricultural Import Tariff Elimination
May 22, 2017
In a May 18th letter to ITC Chairwoman, Rhonda Schmidtlein, USTR Robert Lighthizer requested an investigation into possible economic effects of NAFTA agricultural import tariff eliminarion upon domestic producers of subject articles. Attached to his letter is a list of several goods, many of which are various beef cuts, whether chilled or fresh, processed beef products, or dairy products.
Analysis will cover all applicable HTSUS entries in chapters 1 through 97, and will rely upon the most recent tariff schedule and trade data available. Furthermore, the USTR requested that the ITC submit a report of its findings no later than August 16, 2017
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