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Foreign Censorship Part 2: Investigation No. 332-586

Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses
(Investigation No. 332-586)

Due to delays in mailings, the deadline for responses has been extended to December 10, 2021. This is the final extension and replaces the prior extension to November 19th of the original due date of November 3rd. A response is mandatory, as described in the FAQ.

Click the following link to access the questionnaire:
Foreign Censorship Questionnaire

Completing the questionnaire

The only way to answer this questionnaire is to use the interactive version that is available at the link above.

You can access the survey using the unique questionnaire token that was in the notification letter that was sent to your business. Please keep your questionnaire token readily available.

If you would like to see the entire questionnaire, you can download a PDF version of the questionnaire. The PDF version is for informational purposes only, as the Commission is only able to receive responses via online submission through the link above.

Background information

The U.S. International Trade Commission is often asked by Congress and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate and report on practices by foreign governments that affect particular U.S. industries. The current investigations on foreign censorship acts, policies and practices were requested by the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate (Committee). The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with investigation no. 332-586, Foreign Censorship Part 2: Trade and Economic Effects on U.S. Businesses. The Commission will deliver the results of its investigation to the Committee by July 5, 2022. In its letter, the Committee listed the types of information that the report should include based on available information, including a survey of U.S. firms. The questionnaire is designed to satisfy this Committee requirement.

Confidentiality

The Commission has designated the information you provide in response to this questionnaire as "confidential business information," unless such information is otherwise available to the public. Information received in response to this questionnaire will be aggregated with information from other questionnaire responses. The information will not be published in a manner that would identify your firm or reveal the operations of your business. Section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)) provides that the Commission may not release information which it considers to be confidential business information unless the party submitting such information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information.