USTR has established a process to request an extension of up to 12 months for exclusions granted on December 28, 2019, from List 1 of the Section 301 tariffs.
The process and forms will be used to request or oppose an extension of the tariffs exclusions granted. The public comment period opened on November 1 until November 30, with the Request for Comments being announced on October 31st, the day before.
List 1 comprises of $34 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 25 percent tariff since July 6, 2018. The first exclusions from this tariff were issued in a December 2018 notice, and are set to expire on December 28, 2019. USTR has provided 2 forms for commenters to submit to the public docket on the Federal Register. Again, the deadline to submit is November 30.
At this time, USTR is not considering comments concerning possible extensions of exclusions granted under any other product exclusion notice for List 1, 2 or later.
USTR will evaluate the possible extension of each exclusion on a case-by-case basis. The focus of the evaluation will be whether, despite the first imposition of these additional duties in July 2018, the particular product remains available only from China.
If you are seeking an extension to the exclusions granted in the December 2018 notice, please contact the MBS Trade Team right away.