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Jan. 31, 2020 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 15 Percent Tariff on China List 4A Goods

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Requests for exclusions from the additional tariff imposed as of Sept. 1, 2019 on List 4A imports from China may be submitted between Oct. 31, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020. Any exclusions granted will be effective for one year, starting from the Sept. 1, 2019 effective date for List 4A.

The additional tariff on the so-called List 4A items was initially set at 10 percent and subsequently raised to 15 percent. 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 4A 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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