As you are already aware, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) partially excluded 110 HTS subheadings from Section 301 List 1 tariffs on July 9, 2019.

At this time, this round of exclusions is currently set to expire on July 9, 2020. All cargo that has been entered for consumption or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 AM on July 6, 2018 and before July 9, 2020 may be eligible for the exclusion.

If you would like to take advantage of the exclusion prior to its expiration, please contact your Shapiro representative immediately.

It is equally as important for you to have a voice if you would like an exclusion to be extended.

Luckily, there may be an opportunity to do just that!

To date, prior to the exclusions’ expiration date, the USTR has been seeking comments from the trade community to help determine which exclusions should be extended. The USTR’s evaluation primarily focuses on the following:

  • Can the product be sourced elsewhere?
  • Have there been any changes to the product’s supply chain since July 2018?
  • What (if any) efforts have been made to source the product elsewhere?

We expect that the USTR will officially announce the comment period between 60-90 days prior to the exclusion’s planned expiration date.

If you would like to receive additional information regarding the comment process for this round of exclusions, or if you would like assistance in commenting, please click HERE or notify your Shapiro representative today.

Want to learn more about exclusions? Check out our recent Shap Blog, Food for Thought: Are Your Section 301 Exclusions Approaching Their Expiration Date?

We encourage you to reach out to [email protected] with any questions or for additional assistance with the exclusion comment process.

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