ESA Comments to USTR on Proposed Tariffs on Imports in the Section 301 Investigation of China

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June 17, 2019
Filed electronically via, Docket No. USTR-2019-0004

Joseph Barloon
General Counsel
Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20508

Re: Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation, 84 Fed. Reg. 22564, pp. 22564 to 22639 (May 17, 2019)

Dear Mr. Barloon:

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments in response to the request for industry input by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the Administration’s intent to impose an additional ad valorem duty of up to 25% on certain Chinese imports, including video game consoles, controllers and other hardware accessories. ESA is the U.S. trade association for companies that publish interactive entertainment software for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet.1 Our members not only create some of the world’s most engaging interactive experiences for consumers, but also develop novel technologies that are at the cutting edge, such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality hardware and software as well as the latest consoles and handheld video game devices.

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