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Creating and maintaining an open and transparent process for consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions...

Welcome to the MTB Petition System.

This is the location on the USITC web site where you can find all news and information about the MTB petition process being administered by the Commission in accordance with the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA).

The AMCA established a new process for the submission and consideration of requests for temporary duty suspensions and reductions. Under the process, the Commission accepted petitions for such suspensions and reductions during a 60-day period that began on October 14, 2016. The Commission subsequently published a notice in the Federal Register listing the petitions that were submitted to the Commission and not withdrawn. The notice invited members of the public to submit comments on these petitions during a 45-day period that began on January 11, 2017. You may view public information in the submitted petitions and comments by logging into MTBPS or, for petitions, by clicking the “Published petitions list” link in the Background and Tools section on this page.

The Act required the Commission to submit a preliminary report on the petitions to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (Committees). The Commission’s preliminary report was submitted on June 9, 2017. It can be accessed in PDF and spreadsheet formats below.

The Commission re-opened the MTB portal from June 12, 2017, to June 21, 2017, for the limited purpose of allowing the public to submit comments on petitions that have been categorized as Category VI petitions in its preliminary report.

The Act required the Commission to submit a final report to the Committees. This final report updates the preliminary report as appropriate after considering information submitted during the June comment period and by the Committees. The Commission’s final report was submitted on August 8, 2017. It can be accessed in PDF and spreadsheet formats below.

The current MTB petition cycle is now complete. The Act requires the Commission to conduct another MTB petition cycle that will begin not later than October 15, 2019. This web page will not be updated regularly until the Commission launches its lead-up to the next MTB petition cycle in the Fall of 2019.