The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has created new opportunities for China Section 301 additional duty exclusion extensions for List 1 and exclusion requests for List 4A.
List 1, Round 1 Exclusions Set to Expire 12/28/19
List 1 of the China Section 301 additional duties was effective on July 6, 2018, after which the USTR created the opportunity to apply for exclusions from the assessment of the additional duties. There have been eight rounds of exclusions granted for List 1 products. The first round of exclusions was effective on December 28, 2018 and is scheduled to expire on December 28, 2019.
On October 31, 2019 the USTR published in the Federal Register a notice of its decision to open this round of exclusions for comment and will decide if any exclusions will be extended. The comments may be made online at regulations.gov for docket number USTR-2019-0019. The comment period started November 1, 2019 with a deadline of November 30, 2019.
List 4A Exclusion Request Deadline is 1/30/20
List 4 was effective on September 1, 2019. On October 24, 2019 the USTR published in the Federal Register a notice of its decision to open this list for interested parties to apply for exclusions. The exclusions may be made online via the exclusions portal. The application period started October 31, 2019 with a deadline of January 31, 2020.
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China Section 301 List 1 and List 4A Exclusions