USTR Announces Online Portal for Submitting Section 301 List 3 Product Exclusion Requests

 In Industry Insider, Industry News

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice announcing plans to open an electronic portal for submitting product exclusions for Section 301 List 3 tariffs. The portal will begin accepting exclusion requests on June 30, 2019 at 12 P.M.

To submit an exclusion request, you must register on the portal found here. As mentioned, this will open at noon EDT on June 30. Requesters will be asked to submit the following information:

  • General Company and Contact Info
  • Product HTS Number
  • Product name and description
  • Product function, application, or use
  • Requester’s relationship to the product
  • Annual quantity and value of the Chinese-origin, domestic, or third-country product
  • Company’s gross revenues
  • Specifics for imports sold or used in the production of final products

Exclusion requests must be submitted by September 30, 2019 and, after posting, interested persons will have 14 days to respond to the request. The requester will be allotted 7 days to reply to comments on their request. It is important to note that you may only include one product per request.

Granted exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the criteria effective September 24, 2018 — the date the U.S. first imposed a 10 percent tariff increase on $200 billion of Chinese products.

If assistance is required, Trans-Border is here to help you navigate through the Section 301 tariff process. Additionally, USTR created a website to offer resources and guidance.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Bill Carey, Import Compliance Manager, at bcarey@tbgfs.com or (800) 493-9444.