Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Announced

Our friend, Beau Jackson with Husch Blackwell, has summarized the List 3 exclusion process well.  He mentions, “USTR has finally launched an exclusion process for products on the third Section 301 list.  As a reminder, this is the list that began with tariffs of 10% last September, but which increased to 25% for products entered into the United States after June 15. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on June 19, 2019 an exclusion process for product exclusions from the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products, also known as List 3.”

If your company has imports from China on list three, it may be advisable to seek an exclusion.  

The exclusion process will open at noon (EDT) on June 30, 2019.

The exclusion process for List 3 will be slightly different from the process involved for the List 1 and 2 exclusions. USTR is opening a portal at for requestors to file exclusion requests and interested parties to comment on them. Among other information, the questions in the exclusion request form will require data on the company’s gross revenues, percentage of total gross sales for which the requested product accounted, and the amount of sourcing of the product from domestic or third-country suppliers.

Key dates:

The exclusion process will open at noon (EDT) on June 30, 2019

The last day to file exclusion requests will be September 30, 2019

There will be a 14-day period after the exclusion request is posted to file a response in support or opposition to the request.

There will be a 7-day period after the response is posted or after the close of the 14-day response period to submit a reply.


To review Section 301, visit this helpful Resource Page

To view the most up to date information, check out our debriefing on Section 301 Imports from China.  This post indicates effective dates, duty rates, and more.


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