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