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Sec 301 Exclusion Extensions Possible for COVID Relief Products

By September 16, 2021 No Comments

Sec 301 Exclusion Extensions Possible for COVID Relief Products

Another extension may be granted for some, or all, of the remaining exclusions to the Section 301 tariffs on China origin goods scheduled to expire on September 30. These exclusions provided for under provisional tariffs 9903.88.63, 9903.88.64, and 9903.88.65 cover products deemed essential to COVID relief, though many of the products also have other applications.

The USTR is requesting comments on possible exclusion extensions through September 27. As with earlier extensions, the USTR will accept comments on the merit of particular exclusions and are not planning a blanket extension for all the active exclusions. Any comments should be submitted via the USTR Comments Portal at this link, where a public docket for COVID-19 exclusions has been opened.

Increasing numbers of COVID cases brought on primarily by the Delta Variant had fueled speculation that a request for comments on the extensions might be forthcoming. The full list of affected exclusion sets above can be found on the Federal Register Notice from December 28,2020. You can also view all of the exclusion sets including those listed above on our website. Look for  the CVI Exclusion Guide 2020 (below), all you need for access is an email address.



Sam McClure, LCB

Director of Compliance & Customs Services


Need a refresher on tariff rounds and exclusions?

CVI Exclusion Guide 2020

CVI has a free, complete guide to EVERYTHING you need to know for tariff rounds and exclusions, including:

  • HTS Code
  • Publish Dates
  • Exclusion provision number per set list and round
  • Effective & Extended Expiration Dates

The CVI Exclusion Guide 2020 provides you with a link to original USTR exclusion announcements with a breakdown of each excluded product.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We will be regularly updating this document via our website. Check it out here!


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Meet one of CVI’s Customs Brokerage & Compliance experts, Sam McClure:

Sam serves as Director, Compliance and Customs Services for CVI. He serves as CVI’s corporate compliance officer and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our Customs related services, including growth.

Sam started his career in 1977 with Waters Shipping Company in Charlotte, NC. He began as a document runner, soon becoming a leader in operations and customer service for the branch. Sam, along with Linda Masten, founded Central Carolina Shipping Inc. in 1983 as an independent Customs Brokerage firm where he served as Vice President for 26 years. Sam and Linda grew Central Carolina into a successful and highly respected member of the Carolinas trade community. When Charlotte opened their local chapter of the IFFCBA Sam was part of the organizing group and he headed the Customs committee for several years. Sam obtained his Customs Brokers License in 1984 and remained with Central Carolina until the company was acquired by CVI in 2009.

At CVI, Sam has held several positions in both the operations and sales departments. As an expert in U.S. Customs regulations, Sam is often called upon on to provide guidance to importers on Customs compliance issues. He makes regular presentations on matters related to importation and broader regulatory compliance.

– Sam McClure, LCB, Director of Compliance & Customs Services, CVI
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