Section 301 List 3 Exclusions Commence
As any importer affected by the current Section 301 situation should know, List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs are already in place at 10% additional duty. An increase to 25% duty is set to take place on March 2, 2019 unless China and United States trade talks lead us in a different direction. Until then, the mini-omnibus bill that was signed on February 15, 2019 states that the product exclusion process for the third tranche of Section 301 should be created by March 17, 2019. Product exclusions were not allowed until just now on this third tranche because of the lower duty rate of 10 percent. The USTR has to report to the congressional appropriations committees, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee by March 17, 2019.
Update, and information derived from Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, “On February 15th, 2019, Congress directed an exclusion process for List 3 products. USTR was to report to Congress on the nature and timing of the exclusion process no later than March 17, 2019 but did not meet the deadline. USTR’s Robert Lighthizer has continued to assert that no exclusion process will be developed until tariffs are increased to 25 percent.”
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