The federal government (via the United States Trade Representative-USTR) continues to review requests for exclusion from lists 1 & 2. Requests for exclusion from list 3 are currently being accepted and are due no later than 9-30-19. Entries filed on/after the implementation date of the three lists have started to liquidate or will shortly. The law provides for a protest within 180 days of liquidation to obtain a refund. At the present time, there is no extension to the 180 days for “China 301” entries. This means if you paid China 301 additional tariffs and an exclusion is granted, a timely protest (within 180 days of liquidation) is required. If the entry has NOT liquidated, a post summary correction (PSC) requesting a refund may be filed.
In order for importers to protect their right to a refund they should consider filing a request to extend liquidation on any entry where:
they filed an exclusion request OR any other party filed an exclusion request, and then file a PSC.
Important note: if you import a product (must meet the specific product description) that has already been granted an exclusion or is covered by a pending exclusion request, the exclusion will apply even if you did not request the exclusion.
Importers who have entries with merchandise covered under an exclusion or a pending exclusion request (regardless of who filed the request) should monitor these entries for liquidation and/or request an extension of the liquidation and then file a PSC. If you would like Alba Wheels Up to file a request to extend liquidation, a PSC and/or a protest kindly provide a list of the entry numbers.
- Posted by Joe DeSilvetri
- On July 31, 2019
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