On August 5, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its eighth set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 4A Chinese tariffs.

The List 4A notice contains 1 HTS subheading that is completely excluded and 9 partially excluded subheadings from Section 301 tariffs, covering 25 separate exclusion requests.

All cargo that has been entered for consumption or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 AM on September 1, 2019 and before September 1, 2020 may be eligible for the exclusions.

At this time, this round of exclusions is currently set to expire on September 1, 2020. 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!

The USTR also announced that they are seeking comments from the trade community to help determine which exclusions from this round (List 4A, Round 8) should be extended.  You can do this on your own, or we can assist you.

Please refer to the schedule below for all consideration and comment deadlines:

  • August 5, 2020: Online portal opened for public submissions at 12:01 am ET
  • August 20, 2020: All written comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET

All submission requests must be sent electronically via the USTR Comment Portal; the docket number is USTR–2020–0031.

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.

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

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

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