More good news for importers. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the second and third round of product exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs. These exclusions will be retroactive as of July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of their notices.
Instructions for filing
To assist filers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has given instructions on how to submit entries containing these product exclusions.
In addition to reporting the regular Chapters 84, 85 & 90 classification of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the HTSUS classification 9903.88.06 (Articles the product of China, as provided for in U.S. note 20(i) to this subchapter, each covered by an exclusion granted by the U.S. Trade Representative) for imported merchandise subject to the exclusion.
Do not submit the corresponding Chapter 99 HTS number for the Section 301 duties when HTS 9903.88.06 is submitted.
Since exclusions will be made on a product basis, a particular exclusion will apply to all imports of the product, regardless of whether the importer filed a request. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection will apply the tariff exclusions based on the product.