• Deanna Clark-Esposito

Importers: Apply Now to Get Back Your Overpaid China Tariff Duties


U.S. importers can now submit requests in an effort to recover the additional duties they have been paying since September 2018 (an extra 10%), which went up in May 2019 to 25%. (View our FAQs on the process here).  The process is public—anyone can view a request, and comments on a request are accepted for 14 days after submission.  Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. has streamlined the Exclusion Request process to make it easier for importers to try and get their money back. While there is no guarantee the government will approve your application, our law firm helps clients submit requests that incorporate the broader impact an exclusion would have in order to put our clients’ strongest arguments forward. Background:

On May 9, 2019, The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) officially announced the third tranche of Chinese goods that would be subject to a punitive 25% tariff—in addition to standard import duties—as part of the Section 301 investigation into unfair trade practices. Tranche 3 affects about $200 billion worth of goods, and is the largest tranche thus far. 


On June 30, 2019, the submission period opened and will remain open in to September.


Next Steps:

It's only a short window for which an importer can make this request. For our FAQs on the process or to request more information about making an Exclusion Request, head over to our Importers page under our Practice areas and click on your preferred button, or feel free to send us a message through the Contact form on the Home Page. 


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