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.
Importers who have imported or are importing products covered by exclusions of the second and third round are eligible for a waiver of 301 duties or a refund of duties already paid. Many of these new exclusions are conditional and are based on the actual description of the goods, not just the HTS code.
Note: The deadlines to file for exclusions have passed; these lists of exclusions are being published based on the filings that were submitted in 2018.