Sec 301

  • PCS REFUNDS 301 DUTIES

    QUESTION: We have about 15 entries for which our broker filed timely PSC’s for over a year ago. Liquidation on these PSC’s shows over a year ago but we have never received the refunds.  Our broker has reached out to the ACH refund desk with inquires but has not received an answer. Is anyone else […]

  • SEC 301 EXPIRING EXCLUSIONS

    QUESTION: Many of the China tariff 301 exclusions expire on 12/31/20.  I have not heard anything from the USTR on applying for extensions on these exclusions. Does anyone know if there’s a plan to open the extension application again on the USTR website? ***************** Answers: No, it looks like they will expire, remember exclusions were […]

  • DATE FOR AUDITING SEC 301 ENTRIES

    QUESTION: I am doing audits on my entries for items from China. What date do I use to determine if I owe Section 301 duties?  Entry date?  Entry summary date?  What if I am on ACH, and I never deposited duties until I pay the ACH, do I use the ACH date? ============ Answer: Date […]

  • 301 litigation for Tranche 3 and 4A

    QUESTION:  We had been advised by our Customs Attorney to take part in the filing of the lawsuit challenging the legality of the 301 Tariffs for Tranche 3 and 4A.  We took part in  this filing.  The big part of this was that we need not file individual PSC’s or protests, that all would be […]

  • PROTESTING SEC 301 DUTIES

    QUESTION: Have you asked the CEE what their position is regarding Protests on Section 301 Additional China Duties? Has anyone been following the recommendation that importers should Protest every Entry on which they are paying 301 duties? Is CBP approving or rejecting those Protests? Please share your strategy, and or opinion regarding the latest news […]

  • PROTESTING SEC 301 DUTIES

    QUESTION: Have you asked the CEE what their position is regarding Protests on Section 301 Additional China Duties? Has anyone been following the recommendation that importers should Protest every Entry on which they are paying 301 duties? Is CBP approving or rejecting those Protests? Please share your strategy, and or opinion regarding the latest news […]

  • USTR decision on 301 exclusion

    QUESTION: We have sent the 301 exclusion comments for medical products against COVID-19 of Chinese origin through the online portal regulations.gov. Can someone advise how we can find the USTR decisions?  Is USTR going to publish the decisions or only reply to the requestor?  *************** Answers: We commented as well for one of our products […]

  • RECENT SEC 301 EXCLUSION LIST

    QUESTION:  D o e s   a n y o n e   h a v e   t h e   m o s t   u p d a t e d   li s t   o f   e x c l u s i o n s ?       A n y t h i n g   a f […]

  • CHINA VALUE-ADD EXCLUSION REQUEST

    QUESTION: Has anyone attempted to work with USTR to have 301s issued on only the China portion / value add of an imported CN product?  The initial exclusion request for the final product was denied.   Meaning, we have a China origin product being imported.  50-70% of the value of that product is of non-China origin […]

  • SEC 301 RECOVERY CLERICAL ERROR

    QUESTION: We are reconciling our Section 301 recovery duties and discovered that customs overpaid us on two refunded entries.  We want to give the money back once we perfect the reconciliation.  (We are not in the formal Reconciliation program). Should I first send an email to CBP (our local port) and tell them now, or […]

  • TRANCHE THREE 9903.88.18

    QUESTION: Does anyone in the community know weather they will be extending or terminating this exclusion as of yet? Currently it is set to expire on August 7, 2020. 84FR 49591, granted Sept. 20, 2019 %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: You should check the USTR Sec 301 China webpage.  Each “list” of tariffs has its own page and […]

  • EXTENDED AND EXPIRED SEC 301

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a list that has  all of the CN Section 301 exclusions that have been extended as well as those that have expired and not extended ? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: There isn’t one officially published list of extensions of exclusions.  In part, I think this is because they take up considering extensions as […]