The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will reestablish a process for importers to apply for Section 301 tariff exclusions. 

The USTR also confirmed that it has no plans to make any immediate changes to Section 301 tariff targets.

No specific details have been announced regarding the exclusion process revival at this time; however, US officials disclosed, during an October 3rd interview with reporters, that they will “make sure to align existing tariffs to those [Biden-Harris administration] priorities.”  

How can Shapiro help? As always, we encourage you to contact our compliance experts with any questions or for assistance with the exclusion process.

You can also learn more about by visiting our Shap Blog article – Food for Thought: Are Your Section 301 Exclusions Approaching Their Expiration Date?

Shapiro will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our Section 301 Tariff News page as they become available.