Successful Section 301 Exclusions Focus on Lack of Supply Outside China

International Trade Today


International Trade Today referenced a Miller & Chevalier Trade Compliance Flash authored by Richard Mojica and Collmann Griffin, "USTR Publishes First Product-Specific Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs," which analyzed both effective and ineffective requests for exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs to date. According to International Trade Today, "The firm gave examples of arguments that worked—that sourcing from another supplier could take months or years because of capital investment, testing and certification, and that manufacturers lack the know-how to make the product." The Alert also noted that more than 40 percent of adjudicated claims have been granted. "If current trends continue, it is reasonable to expect that hundreds more exclusion requests will be granted," the authors wrote.

Miller & Chevalier's Trade Compliance Flash was originally published on January 2, 2019. Click here to view the full Alert.