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Draft List of Critical Supply Chains

ITA Federal Register Notice on Draft List of EO 14017 Critical Supply Chains

Executive Order 14017 of February 24, 2021, “Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains”, outlines U.S. policy objectives with respect to strengthening the resilience of America’s supply chains. The Executive Order directed relevant Secretaries to prepare reports on the supply chains for critical sectors and subsectors within either 100 days or 1 year of the Order.

Through this Request for Comment (RFC), the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) International Trade Administration (ITA) is requesting input from the public on a draft list of critical goods and materials within four of the supply chains assessed under the Order: public health and biological preparedness, information and communications technology (ICT), energy, and critical minerals. 

Comment Submission Instructions

Commenters should include the name of the person or organization filing the comment. All personal identifying information (for example, phone number and email) voluntarily submitted in any attachments by the commenter will be publicly accessible unless marked as Business Confidential Information (BCI). Instructions on business confidential submissions can be found below.

Comments are submitted through in Docket ID ITA-2022-0010.

Commerce strongly prefers comments submitted using the public comment submission form. The form is also posted in Docket ID ITA-2022-0010 “Supporting & Related Material” section on Click on the top tab titled “View More Documents” of the docket to find the “Supporting & Related Material” section.

If you do not use the form, Commerce prefers submissions made in Microsoft Word (.doc) or searchable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If you use an application other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the ”comment” field. If you attach a document, it is sufficient to type “see attached” in the “comment” field.

Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the comment itself, rather than submitting them as separate files.

For any documents submitted electronically containing Business Confidential Information (BCI), the file name of the business confidential version should end with the characters “BC”. Any page containing BCI must be clearly marked “BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL” on the top of that page and the submission should clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, the specific information that is business confidential. Filers of submissions containing BCI also must submit a public version of their submissions. The file name of the public version should end with the character “P”. The “BC” and “P” should follow the rest of the file name. If these procedures are not sufficient to protect BCI or otherwise protect business interests, please contact Tobias Reynolds, International Economist, at (202) 482-6374 or to discuss whether alternative arrangements are possible.

Draft List of Products (HTSUS Codes)

The searchable draft list of products, defined by 8- and 10-digit tariff lines of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is set out below. The list of critical goods and materials will serve as a tool to facilitate ongoing targeted analysis of trade data and the evaluation of policies to strengthen these supply chains. This RFC is a part of the government’s ongoing work to identify risks, address vulnerabilities, and develop a strategy to promote American supply chains resiliency in accordance with the Order.

To export your selected HS codes and information as an image or a .csv file, use the “Export Report” and “Export Data” buttons in the top-right corner of the visualization.