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Claims for Section 301 Exclusions Now Being Accepted by Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Updated: Mar 7, 2019


Section 301 Exclusions Now Being Accepted by Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

As of February 10, 2019, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting Section 301 exclusions in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), so importers can now submit requests for exclusions granted to imports subject to Section 301 duties on goods from China.


Products granted exclusions include hydraulic power engines and motors, certain drinking water coolers, injection-type molds for rubber or plastics, and certain types of single row ball bearings.


Below are a few important points to note regarding the Section 301 Exclusions.

  • Thus far, the exclusions apply only to “List 1” goods subject to a 25 percent additional tariffExclusions are are retroactive to July 6, 2018

  • Exclusions will be effective until Dec. 28, 2019

  • When submitting entries for excluded products, importers should report HTSUS 9903.88.05 in addition to the regular HTSUS chapters 84, 85, and 90 classification

  • For Chapter 99 classifications, importers should not submit the corresponding Chapter 99 number for the Section 301 duties when HTSUS 9903.88.05 is submitted

  • Refunds paid on imports of excluded products will not be paid automatically

  • Importers must request refunds by filing post-summary corrections following the instructions set forth by CBP

To submit exclusion requests and for more information, please visit: https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/request-exclusion

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