The U.S./China “Phase One” Deal announced on December 13 (press release, fact sheet, Federal Register Notice) provides no relief for travel goods, as the punitive tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods from China remain at 25%. Meanwhile, the U.S. government's review of the 30,322 tariff exclusion requests for the 25% punitive tariffs on U.S. imports from China trudges forward at a snail’s pace, still with no relief for travel goods. With some decisions made last week, the U.S. government to date has still only reviewed 8,657 petitions – a mere 28.6% of all petitions 10 weeks after the September 30 deadline. Further, only 313 petitions have been approved to date, none for travel goods. 146 companies filed a combined 863 exclusion petitions on travel goods. To date, 343 of those petitions have been denied. That means only 39.7% of all travel goods petitions have been reviewed to date. TGA has urged the U.S. government to accelerate its review.