On May 9, 2019, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that an exclusion process will become available for goods on List 3. The Proposed Section 301 Modification is set to increase the current tariffs on goods listed in the Annex from a 10 percent ad valorem to a 25 percent ad valorem.
On Monday, June 24, 2019, USTR released a Notice detailing the exclusion process. As discussed in our previous blog, USTR confirmed that the process will open up via an online portal on June 30, 2019. Exclusions may be posted between noon on June 30 until September 30, 2019.
Additionally, USTR articulates that responses to individual exclusion requests are due two weeks (14 days) after the request is posted on the portal. Replies to those responses are then due seven days later.
DTL helps clients strategize how to identify a strong argument based on exclusions that were granted for list 1 and 2. When exclusion is denied or granted, the decision is made public via the federal register. USTR has published over 12,000 responses either granting or denying previous exclusion requests from List 1 or 2.
For background information on China Tariffs and numerous ways to mitigate the effect of the China tariffs, check out our previous blogs. Diaz Trade Law has assisted clients in assessing their best options to prepare or mitigate the China tariffs and submitted comments and exclusion requests. Our Customs and International Law attorneys are available at 305-456-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.