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Product Exclusions - Section 301 (List 3)

Posted February 06, 2020

On January 31, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published eighth batch of exclusions for Section 301 List 3 ($200 billion) imports from China. 

Product descriptions listed include, but are not limited to:

  • Various chemicals;
  • Certain glass items; and
  • Various types of seafood.

As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in 2 ten-digit HTSUS subheadings, which cover 52 requests, and 117 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 156 separate exclusion requests.

The product exclusions will apply retroactively from September 24, 2018 and expire on August 7, 2020.

Do You Qualify for a Refund?

Any importer that has imported any of the 117 product descriptions covered by the latest round of exclusions or after September 24, 2018 should apply for a refund from U.S. Customs.

The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

To request a refund of Section 301 duties paid on previous imports of products granted duty exclusions by the USTR, importers may file a Post Summary Correction, if within the filing time frame. If the entry is beyond the PSC filing time frame, importers may protest the liquidation.

Need More Information?

Should you have any questions about this latest round of Section 301 tariff exclusions or if you require assistance obtaining a refund or filing a protest, contact one of our trade experts today to get the help you need.

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