USTR Issues More 301 Exclusions for Lists 1 and 2

The US Trade Representative has issued over 200 new exclusions to the Chinese 301 tariffs for Lists 1 and 2. The exclusions for List 1 are retroactive to July 6, 2018, and will remain in effect until October 2, 2020. The exclusions for List 2 are retroactive to August 23, 2018, and will remain in effect until October 2, 2020.

Given the frequency of exclusion postings and the effect it can have on filing claims for refunds, we recommend that importers with affected entries, and those who have applied for exclusions, request extensions of liquidation pursuant to 19 CFR 159.12. Entries of goods on Lists 1 and 2 are starting to liquidate which means the protest period of 180 days has begun.

Importers may want to preserve their ability to file post summary corrections on unliquidated entries, particularly where multiple exclusions may apply. An extension of one year may be requested from the Center of Excellence and Expertise. If you would like Vandegrift to make the request on your behalf, please contact us.

A full list of the exclusions in Excel format, can be found by logging on to your VFI Track account:

  • Click on the profile button in the upper right corner

  • Click on User Manuals

  • The 301 Tariff Exclusion List spreadsheet is located under Advisories