Background

Importers can seek an extension of hundreds of previously expired China Section 301 tariff exclusions as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has partially reopened the exclusion process and may eventually provide an opportunity to request extensions of other expired exclusions. USTR Katherine Tai said the Biden administration believes the tariffs are effective and intends to continue to use them but will also examine the review process to more effectively target the goods on which the tariffs are applied. 

USTR is accepting from Oct. 12 through Dec. 1 comments on whether Section 301 tariff exclusions that expired Dec. 31, 2020, should be renewed and, if so, for how long. Any exclusions that are eventually renewed will be retroactive to Oct. 12, 2021.

For USTR to renew an exclusion it will be necessary for importers to again provide concise, yet compelling, information demonstrating the need to source covered products from China, the lack of domestic alternatives, and the impact on the importer.

ST&R successfully obtained section 301 tariff exclusions during the last process and can assist your company in petitioning for a renewal of your exclusion now. 

For other exclusions, we invite you to join our advocacy efforts to press for a full reopening of the exclusion process and a renewal of any previously expired exclusions. 

For more information please contact us at strdc@strtrade.com.

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