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You may be eligible for China Section 301 List 1 duty refunds

If you, as an importer, have been affected by the Section 301 additional duty tariffs on your imports from China, you should review your entry documents to determine if you are eligible for a refund of those duties.
Duty Refunds now available for Certain Section 301 China Tariffs Excluded from List 1

At the end of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative office announced its decision to exclude certain products from the 25% duty assessed under Section 301 List 1 which became effective on July 6, 2018. The ability to submit refund requests to US Customs and Border Protection was made available on February 10th and can be applied retroactively to any goods brought into the US on or after July 6th, 2018.

Refunds will not be issued automatically by US Customs. Therefore, it is important that you take a close look at your entries to determine any potential refunds available.

Duty Refunds now available for Certain Section 301 China Tariffs Excluded from List 1

There are 20+ products originally published on List 1 Section 301 tariffs that are now excluded from the 25% additional duty rate. Certain products have been fully exempt and include items such as hydraulic power engines, drinking water coolers, injection molds, radial bearings and CB radio transceivers. There are still others that have been partially exempt, but a close review of the annex included in USTR’s notice should be conducted to determine your product’s eligibility for the exclusion.

US Customs has also created Section 201, 232, and 301 reports in ACE which should give you visibility to all entries submitted since the Section 301 tariffs became effective. A copy of the CSMS and details on which reports to run in the ACE portal can be found here.

To obtain full details regarding this subject matter as published by US Customs, please review CSMS # 19-000052.

Please reach out to your local DACHSER contact if you have further questions or would like DACHSER to assist in submitting refund requests on your behalf.

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