Most companies strive to react to the changes announced by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) which affect its supply chain. The USTR webpage instructs importers how to navigate the Section 301 Tariff process and provides lists 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as guidance for the product exclusion status.
Furthermore, once you know your product is subject to the 301 China Tariff, it is likely the product may also have been added to one of the granted exclusions. Your company can search your product’s Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in the USTR search database to find if your product was excluded, the date it was excluded and when the exclusion terminates. When your product meets the criteria of the exclusion for a particular HTS and description, your company has the opportunity to request a refund of those duties. In order to recover the duties, your company or your customs broker can file a post summary correction (PSC) or file a protest within 180 days after the entry has liquidated. Contact us if you have questions.
USTR Search List: How to Navigate the Section 301 Tariff Process