To Our Valued Customers: 

Part of why Laufer is “Built Different” is knowing what situations in the logistics and supply chain business will affect your bottom line. Below is a quick review of some recent market updates on China (Section 301) Tariffs. At Laufer Group International, we’re here to help you navigate any issues you encounter and find solutions that provide the least impact to your business. Contact your Laufer sales representative for any inquiries or assistance.


New ‘List 2’ Exclusions

Another group of exclusions has been released by the Office of the United States Trade Representative. These exclusions apply to 111 specific products accounted for on List 2. The listing of eligible product descriptions can be found in the Federal Register post here: 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/02/2019-21419/notice-of-product-exclusions-chinas-acts-policies-and-practices-related-to-technology-transfer

What does this mean for your business?

This group of exclusions applies to specific products under particular HTS numbers. They do not apply to all products under that HTS number. Take a close look at your documents to ensure your products match the listed description exactly.

If your products do match the description listed, you are eligible to claim the exclusion on imports of this product for one year of the date of the Federal Register Posting (post dated 10/2/2019).

Additionally, you are eligible to reclaim duties for prior US Customs entries where the additional tariff applied. This can be done all the way back to August 23rd of 2018 – the date the additional duties began.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information, please refer to the USTR’s web site at USTR.gov and the Federal Register for official announcements on this matter.

Questions related to Section 301 entry filing requirements should be emailed to traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. Questions from the importing community concerning ACE rejections should be referred to their Client Representative.

Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation:

Click to see the update here

 

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We are here to help!  We are working with all of you to help navigate this as seamlessly as possible.  Should you need any additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact your Laufer sales or CHB customer support personnel.  Thank you very much for all your support!

 

 

 

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