The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) officially published the List 2 exclusion process on Tuesday, September 18th.

The official notice and exclusion process can be found HERE.

Please take note of the following key points as they relate to the exclusion filing process:

  • The final list of Section 301 tariffs affected by list 2 can be found HERE
  • The final due date for exclusion submissions is December 18th, 2018
  • Exclusions can be submitted at under the “supporting documents” section using the docket number USTR-2018-0032
  • The USTR prefers electronic submissions
  • Comments can be adjusted and/or resubmitted up to 14 days after posting. Replies to comments are due within 1 week (7 days) of receipt
  • Any granted exclusion will be retroactive to August 23rd, the date of the imposition of these additional duties, and will be effective for roughly 1 calendar year

There are several important things to consider when filing. Remember, Shapiro is here to help! We have partnered with Customs attorneys at Thompson and Coburn to assist in making the filing process both easy and cost-effective for you. Please reach out to [email protected] for simple-to-use instructions and pricing.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.