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:
The draft of the FRN can be found here:
The FRN including the classifications affected can be found here:
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