The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that beginning October 31, 2019, they will begin accepting exclusion requests for Chinese imports subject to the additional 15% tariff, published as List A, that went into effect September 1, 2019.
For imports subject to additional Section 301 tariffs on List 3, the USTR will be releasing approved exclusions this week for the 150 filed requests.
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ANY IMPORTER MAY APPLY FOR REFUNDS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY FILED AN EXCLUSION REQUEST. EXCLUSION SCOPE IS DEFINED BY PRODUCT, NOT BY INDIVIDUAL FILING.
3 STEPS TO FILING SECTION 301 EXCLUSION REQUESTS
STEP 1: KNOW THE HTS SUBHEADING
Every product subject to a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action is identified by an 8-digit or 10-digit HTS Subheading. This search engine allows you to search by an 8-digit HTS Subheading to obtain information about a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action.
If you do not know the HTS subheading for your product, please contact your supplier, distributer, or Customs broker.
STEP 2: FIND THE HTS SUBHEADING
The HTS Subheadings are sorted into four separate tariff actions:
- $34 Billion Trade Action (List 1)
- $16 Billion Trade Action (List 2)
- $200 Billion Trade Action (List 3)
- $300 Billion Trade Action (List 4)
To determine if an HTS Subheading is subject to a proposed or ongoing Section 301 Tariff Action, enter the 8-digit HTS Subheading into the search field, and press SEARCH.
Each HTS Subheading includes a corresponding article description.
STEP THREE: SUBMIT A COMMENT OR EXCLUSION REQUEST BASED ON THE HTS SUBHEADING
If the comment period or product exclusion request period is open for a Section 301 tariff action, the due date will include a hyperlink that will direct you to the relevant regulations.gov electronic docket where a comment or product exclusion request may be submitted.
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