China Tariffs – Tranche 3 Exclusion Process Now Open – Closes September 30
On June 30, the U.S. government opened the portal to request exclusions (details, web portal) from Tranche 3 tariffs, including the 25% tariffs on travel goods. As of July 10, 4 companies have filed a combined 28 petitions requesting exclusions for certain types of travel goods (out of a total 367 petitions). Please go to the TGA/AAFA July 2 webinar on the exclusion process for more details (letter to USTR, webinar recording). There will be a 14-day period, once a petition is live on the portal, during which the public can file a response (in opposition or in support). That means your company can file responses in support (or in opposition). For example, most of the travel goods petitions were filed on July 1, which means the 14-day response period for those petitions closes July 15. The deadline for petitions is September 30. You will hear more from TGA in the next few weeks on the exclusion process.