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 (“List 3”). 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 http://exclusions.USTR.gov/ 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.

If you have any questions about submitting an exclusion request on List 3 products, please contact Robert Stang, Nithya Nagarajan, Jeffrey Neeley, or Beau Jackson.