On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No. 103 32094.
This notice includes 17 complete 10-digit level Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers along with 61 specific product descriptions. Companies are encouraged to refer to the Annex in the notice to determine if any of their products are included in the specifically identified exclusions. The scope of each exclusion is governed by the 10-digit level HTS numbers and the descriptions identified in the notice. It is important to note that these exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the official notice, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. If you import products that are consistent with these descriptions, you will be able to claim an exclusion using HTS# 9903.88.48.
Retroactive refunds of the Section 301 tariffs will not be automatic. Importers must submit a post-summary correction (PSC) for eligible entries made subsequent to September 24, 2018. If entries have already liquidated, importers may follow liquidation protest rules.
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