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Some Section 301 Exclusions to be Extended

By November 17, 2021 No Comments

Some Section 301 Exclusions to be Extended

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) has announced that the 99 exclusions granted for COVID relief products and scheduled to expire on Nov 14 have been granted an extension  to Nov 30. Further 81 of these 99 exclusions will be granted another extension to May 31, 2022. These products will, until Nov 30, continue to be entered under provisional tariffs 9903.88.63, 9903.88.64 and 9903.88 65 to claim the exclusion. On Dec 1 the 81 exclusions that will be extended to May 31, will fall under a new provisional tariff, 9903.88.66. A list of the 81 exclusions to be extended to May can be found here.

As noted earlier the USTR continues to request public comments on whether any of the other 549 exclusions that had previously been extended should be reinstated. To have your comments considered the public has until Dec 1 to submit the comments to the online public document at . The Federal Register notice which contains information on the comments sought and how to submit can be viewed at

Best Regards,

Sam McClure, LCB

Director of Compliance & Customs Services


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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.

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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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