USTR Announces Exclusion Process for Section 301 List 4A


On October 21, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the process to obtain product exclusions from List 4 of the Section 301 tariffs on certain goods of Chinese origin.


Section 301 List 4 was published on August 20, 2019 in Federal Register Notice (FRN) 84 FR 43304 and was broken down into two annexes, A and C; this product exclusion process is for Annex A only.


According to the announcement, the USTR will publish a Federal Register notice next week, outlining the criteria for the proposed exclusion process and will allow the public to request exclusions of a product from the additional duties.  The USTR will open the electronic submission portal from October 31, 2019 through January 31, 2020.


The USTR’s press release can be found here:

https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/section-301-china/china-section-301-tariff#


The draft of the FRN can be found here:

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Procedures_for_Requests_to_Exclude_Particular_Products_from_the_August_2019_Action.pdf


The FRN including the classifications affected can be found here:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/20/2019-17865/notice-of-modification-of-section-301-action-chinas-acts-policies-and-practices-related-to

Topics: China, USTR, Section 301, Exclusions


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