The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend certain Section 301 tariff exclusions on products used to treat COVID-19. The USTR also announced that it is adding more products to the initial list of goods covered by the exclusions.

The extended exclusions will apply to all products meeting the specified criteria until March 31, 2021; the new exclusions will be in effect on January 1, 2021 and will expire on March 31, 2021.

Click here to view the full list of COVID-19 products excluded from Section 301 tariffs. 

All importers who have an eligible product are able to claim an exemption under the new 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.

For all Shapiro customers, if you have requested this service, your Shapiro point of contact will be in touch shortly to discuss the latest round of exclusions, should they apply to your products.

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.