The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments from interested parties on whether or not to extend previously granted Section 301 exclusions for another year.  The List 1 exclusions, which were originally granted on March 25, 2019, are set to expire on March 25, 2020, but USTR is considering extending those exclusions for another year.  USTR will accept comments on the possible extension of exclusions beginning January 15, 2020 and until February 15, 2020.

We encourage clients and companies to review the listed exclusions and contact Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain Team with any questions or concerns.