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 all goods included on List 3. All products included on List 3 are now subject to an additional 25 percent tariff (raised from 10%).
On Monday, June 24, 2019, USTR released a Notice detailing the exclusion process. As discussed in our previous blog, the exclusion process opened up via an online portal on June 30, 2019, and will remain open until September 30, 2019.
After an exclusion is submitted, the general public can comment either for or against an exclusion within 14 days of submission.
- American Manufacturers: Don’t miss your chance to speak out against importers of Chinese goods that are threatening your livelihood!
- Exclusion Request Submitters: We highly encourage anyone interested in submitting an exclusion request to consult with a legal professional to ensure your exclusion is not undermined by any potential exclusion requests responses posed by industry members.
DTL helps clients strategize how to identify the strongest argument to persuade the government. When an 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 and 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 exclusions. Our Customs and International Law attorneys are available at 305-456-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.