The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend for an additional 45 days certain Section 301 tariff exclusions on products used to treat COVID-19. This will give the USTR additional time to review previously submitted comments; these exclusions were originally set to expire on September 30, 2021.

The extended exclusions will apply to all products meeting the specified criteria until November 14, 2021.

Click here to read the official USTR notice.

All importers who have an eligible product are able to claim an exemption under the exclusions, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. It is possible the USTR will continue to issue decisions on pending exclusion requests on a periodic basis.

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

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