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Sept. 30 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 25 Percent Tariff on China List 3 Goods

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Requests for exclusions from the additional tariff imposed as of Sept. 24, 2018, on some $200 billion worth of imports from China may be submitted between June 30 and Sept. 30. Any exclusions granted will be retroactive to Sept. 24, 2018, and will remain in effect for one year from the date of publication of the exclusion determination in the Federal Register

The additional tariff on the so-called List 3 items was initially set at 10 percent and subsequently raised to 25 percent with respect to subject merchandise exported before May 10 and entered into the U.S. before June 15. This tariff was levied in response to a Section 301 investigation determination that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable and discriminatory. 

(Click here for ST&R’s web page providing information on the U.S. tariffs imposed under Section 232 and Section 301 as well as the retaliatory tariffs trading partners are levying on U.S. goods.) 

Any interested person, including trade associations, may request exclusions from the Section 301 tariff on List 3 items. Each request must include the following information. 

In addition, each request should address the following factors.

Requesters may also provide information about the possible cumulative effects of the Section 301 tariff actions, particularly information about any previously submitted exclusion requests as well as the value of the requester’s imports covered by the previous tariff actions. Additionally, requesters may provide any other information or data that they consider relevant to the evaluation of an exclusion request. 

Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. has substantial experience helping companies get specific tariff numbers and products removed from Section 301 tariffs. For more information on the format and approach needed to submit these exclusion requests, please contact your ST&R professional or Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

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