USTR Announces Process for Section 301 Exclusion Request for Third Round of Tariffs on China

On June 24, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the process for seeking exclusions from additional 25% tariffs imposed under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on the third list of products from China (List 3) targeted by the Trump Administration. The goods included on List 3 have an import value of approximately $200 billion. The 25% tariffs apply to List 3 goods exported from China on or after May 10, 2019.

USTR will open a web portal for the submission of List 3 exclusion requests on June 30, 2019, at 12 p.m. EST at This differs from the exclusion process for Lists 1 and 2, which were conducted through the website. As with Lists 1 and 2, List 3 exclusion requests must be submitted using the form provided by USTR. The form, detailing the required information, is attached to the June 24, 2019 Federal Register notice.

Please visit the USTR announcement for further details.

Note: The deadline for submitting List 3 exclusion requests is Sept. 30, 2019. Those wishing to respond to an individual request will have 14 days after the request is posted to the USTR online portal.

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