USTR Plans to Open Portal for List 3 Exclusion Requests on June 30th

Per our Shap Flash posted on May 21st , the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans to establish an exclusion process for products subject to Section 301 List 3 tariffs. In an updated notice published today, June 20th, the USTR released official plans to open an electronic portal for the submission of requested exclusions effective June 30th, 2019 at 12 pm.

Granted List 3 exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the specified criteria effective September 24th, 2018 – the date the U.S. first imposed an additional 10% duties on $200 billion of Chinese products.

Comments are due by September 30th, 2019 and can be adjusted and/or resubmitted up to 14 days after posting. Replies to comments are due within 1 week (7 days) of receipt.

Click here to access the List 3 exclusion request portal.

Click here to view the official notice from the Federal Register.

Need additional assistance?

The USTR created a new site meant to help importers navigate the Section 301 tariff process. The site provides a Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) search tool, along with other helpful features.

Shapiro can also help make the exclusion filing process both easy and cost-effective for you as an importer, as well as discuss possible tariff mitigation strategies for your product. Contact compliance@shapiro.com to get started today!

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