List 1, Batch 3 Tariff Exclusions may be Extended
Section 301 List 1 Batch 3 product exclusions were announced in March 2019 and published on April 18, 2019. They are set to expire on April 18, 2020. The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 and are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request themselves or not.
The United States Trade Representative is now considering a possible extension for up to 12 months of these exclusions and will evaluate each on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the product is only available from China. USTR is asking that importers complete FORM A. Comments must be submitted between February 16, 2020 and March 16, 2020.
On August 18, 2017, USTR initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation (82 FR 40213). During the investigation, the Trade Representative determined that the acts, policies and practices of China under investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce, and are thus actionable under Section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act).
In response, President Trump initiated a number of actions which imposed ad valorem tariffs on certain imports originating in China. Four separate lists have been announced. To view the most up to date information, check out our debriefing on Section 301 Imports from China. This post indicates effective dates, duty rates, and more.
What to do
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Scarbrough is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs. Email email@example.com or fill out the form below.
Other ways to Learn More about Duty Savings
If the Section 301 tariffs are affecting your company, watch this webinar recording to learn more. Scarbrough’s President and COO, Adam Hill, along with Patrick Caulfield, an attorney at GDLSK, an international trade and customs law firm, talk about legal opportunities to recover or avoid paying duty to CBP. This is an interactive webinar set up as a question/answer forum.