UPDATES ON CHINA TARIFF EXCLUSION LISTS AND A NEW CUSTOMS WEBSITE RELATED TO COVID-19 RELIEF IMPORTATIONS
We have been receiving information from various attorneys related to changes in the tariffs. There are a couple of very good websites that provide information on the latest notifications. The first – the Tariff Tracker provides the actual Federal Register notices on all the Steel/Aluminum (Section 232) tariffs as well as the China tariffs (Section 301).
Please note Western Overseas can file protests or post summary corrections on your behalf if you should find any products where exclusions now apply but entry was made including the Section 301 higher tariff rate.
Please also note this message received from Customs:
CSMS #42364745 – Information on New COVID-19 Relief Imports Web Portal
Due to the high volume of inquiries received in the COVID-19 Relief Imports email inbox, CBP is migrating to the COVID-19 Relief Imports Web Portal. The web portal has been established to replace the email address for all cargo inquiries related to the importation of medical supplies to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It provides an interactive experience for the user to review pertinent information and allows for the submission of a direct inquiry to the COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (CCRT).
While monitoring the inbox, the CCRT has been responding to many similar questions regarding the importation of various PPE and critical medical supplies. To alleviate some of the common questions, the web portal will have basic guidance uploaded to a FAQ section and valuable information in other areas of the site. CBP will continue to update the portal and upload important information on a daily basis. The web portal can be found at https://imports.cbp.gov/.
For more information please contact your Western Overseas representative.