The office of the U.S. Trade Representative is accepting requests for one-year extensions to exclusions for tariffs on Section 301 List 3 goods imported from China. On Sept. 24, 2018, 10 percent tariffs were placed on $200 billion worth of imports, including hundreds of motor vehicle part HTS codes. Those tariffs were increased to 25 percent on May 10, 2019. Exclusions from these tariffs were granted starting on Aug. 7, 2019.
Now eleven lists of product exclusions thorough March 26, 2020 are under review for potential one-year extensions. All of these exclusions expire Aug. 7, 2020.
The USTR announced in the May 6 Federal Register that it is considering extensions to these exclusions for up to 12 months. The agency is accepting public comments, which can be submitted through the USTR’s online portal until June 8. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
If extending any of these exclusions would be helpful to your company, MEMA recommends that companies file comments to make that case.