Section 301 tariff refund process, for selected exclusions
In March 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office reinstated select exclusions from U.S. “Section 301” tariffs on Chinese imports. The list includes industrial components such as pumps and electric motors, certain car parts and chemicals, backpacks, bicycles, vacuum cleaners and other consumer goods.
  • 352 exclusions (out of 549 exclusions) are listed in the announcement.
  • This means importers may have opportunities for refund(s).
  • The Office of U.S. Trade Representative opened its system to process tariff exclusions on Tuesday, April 12.
  • Selected reinstated product exclusions will be effective retroactively from Oct. 12, 2021, and extend through Dec. 31, 2022.
Read the announcement to see if your product(s) may qualify for a post summary correction to request a tariff refund.
The Cargo Services team is assisting customers with the filing. Speak with your Cargo Services broker to discuss if your product(s) meet exclusion criteria.