USTR Announces New Round of
Section 301 Duty Exclusions for List 3
($200 Billion Trade Action)

November 11, 2019

On November 7, 2019 the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a notice granting 36 exclusion requests to the Section 301 duties levied on goods from China. See our updated EXCLUSION LIST, which includes all exclusions granted to date. The notice affects goods on List 3 and includes floor coverings, knitted fabrics, drive shafts and tension pole shower caddies. These exclusions apply from September 24, 2018 through August 7, 2020. The applicable HTS to apply to this round of exclusions is 9903.88.34.

CSMS #40564257

On Friday, November 8, 2019 Customs issued CSMS #40564257 on guidance for entering List 3 #200B products excluded in the October 28, 2019 Federal Register notice (84 FR 57802). The exclusion for products announced in the Federal Register notice is retroactive to September 24, 2018 and extends through August 7, 2020. CSMS #40564257 provides guidance for importers, brokers and filers on submitting entries and using HTS 9903.88.33 in lieu of the corresponding chapter 99 HTS number.


For List 1 $34 billion exclusions granted in December 2018 and set to expire in December 2019, comments to extend the expiration date are being accepted through November 30, 2019 (84 FR 58427 of 10/31/2019). The USTR will individually evaluate each exclusion comment and request for extension. Comments are to be submitted under USTR-2019-0019 at

The List 4A Portal for Exclusion Process opened October 31, 2019 and closes on January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm. This exclusion process is for products covered by Annex A (84 FR 57145 of October 24, 2019). The Federal Register notice sets out specific procedures for submitting requests.

If you think your company would like more information on filing an exclusion request or would benefit from submitting an exclusion request, please contact our office at 415-986-8780.

For further information on this or other Customs matters, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-986-8780.


George R. Tuttle, III is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle.

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