USTR Announces Possible Reinstatement of a Limited Number (549) Exclusions under Section 301

October 8, 2021

On October 5, 2021 the USTR published a notice on their website that they would consider possible reinstatement of the previously expired 549 exclusions. See our worksheet, which is sorted by HTSUS, to see if your product might qualify for possible reinstatement of the exclusion.

The portal opens on October 12, 2021 for submission of comments and closes 50 days later at 11:59pm EST on December 1, 2021

Information also found on the USTR’s China Section 301-Tariff webpage includes a copy of the comment form, an index of the 549 previously extended exclusions. The index is sorted by List number and the U.S. Note for the extended exclusion and includes the exclusion product description.

Additionally, the USTR is seeking comments on how long the reinstated exclusions should last. 

The USTR has not disclosed a timeline for the announcement of reinstated exclusions. However, the exclusions would be retroactive to October 12, 2021

If you have questions about filing an exclusion request, seeking a refund of past duties paid under Sec. 301, and/or discussing Sec. 301 duty avoidance strategies, such as use of Country of Origin transference or use of “First Sale” valuation, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-986-8780.


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