Wed Jun 26, 2019
Author: RV News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released instructions for submitting tariff exclusion requests for products subject to List 3 of the Section 301 duties. Many products related to the RV industry such as tires, wheels, propane tanks, fabrics, carpet, plywood, refrigerators, appliances, parts, plumbing supplies, accessories and various raw metals, are included.
USTR is scheduled to open its website for submitting exclusion requests at noon Eastern on June 30. They must be in by the Sept. 30 deadline.
All product exclusions will be retroactive to the implementation date of the initial action, September 24, 2018, for these products, and will extend for one year following publication of the exclusion determination in the Federal Register.
While the process resembles that of Lists 1 and 2, there are some noteworthy modifications to the List 3 form that will affect USTR’s analysis of requests. One new addition allows companies to explain the impacts previous Section 301 actions have had on their operations. Additionally, it asks whether the company meets the standard to be classified as a small business as established by the Small Business Administration.
Interested parties have 14 days following submission of an exclusion request to submit their own comments in support or opposition to any request. Parties will have seven days after either the closing of the 14-day comment period or the posting of a comment, whichever is later, to respond to any comments related to their request.
USTR intends to periodically announce decisions on pending requests and has stated that it expects to receive about 60,000 product exclusion requests
For more information, email Samantha Rocci at email@example.com or call the Section 301 hotline at 202-395-5725.