Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has created a guide to assist the trade community with compliance on trade remedies for sections 201, 232, and 301, and provide sources of knowledge to aid with inquiries dealing with trade remedy issues. These Trump-Era Chinese Tariffs deal with solar imports, steal, and give the US the ability to “take appropriate action against any unfair act, policy, or practice against a foreign government burdening the US commerce” respectively.
Created in retaliation of the Chinese government stealing intellectual property of the US, these tariffs are now being reexamined by the Biden administration and reconsidered. This guide, created to ensure that there was little to no confusion as to what to do under each circumstance to complete entry filing requirements on importation of goods.
Each section deals with what to do should the US CBP’s Trade Remedy website not answer questions specifically specifically related to the following:
- “Entry filing requirements on imports of goods subject to Section 201, 232, and 301 import duties.”
- “Entry filing requirements on imports of goods subject to Section 232 duty exclusions approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Section 301 exclusions approved by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.”
Should there be questions on what to do that fall outside of the range of those two subjects, further assistance can be found below:
- For Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) entry filing problems or rejects, your assigned ACE client representative is who you would need to speak to in order to clear up any confusion. If more information is needed on who the client representative is for your area, email [email protected].
- For other entry-specific inquiries, such as entry date, including In Transit (IT) date, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification, and country of origin, contact the Import Specialist Team at your Center of Excellence of Expertise at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/centers-excellence-and-expertise-information/cee-directory.
- For inquiries related to whether one or more items are subject to Section 201, 232, or 301, or is an exclusion, refer to CBP Trade Remedy Website at https://cbptrade.force.com/ADCVDTradeRemedies/s/ or request a classification ruling at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/rulings/ruling-letters.
- For Section 232 exclusions active in ACE, refer to the weekly posting of active exclusions at https://www.cbp.gov/document/publications/active-section-232-product-exclusions-ace as this listing updates every Friday.
- For Quota, consult the Quota Bulletins at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/bulletins or email the Quota Branch at [email protected]
- For Free Trade Agreements, email the Trade Agreements Branch at [email protected]
- For inquiries on Section 232 exclusion requests denied for HTSUS concerns only, email [email protected]
Further links include:
- Should you have questions about steel or aluminum, email [email protected] or [email protected].
- For ACE Reports: [email protected]
- For Cargo System Messaging Service go to this website: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/cargo-systems-messaging-service
With Sobel, we understand that these tariffs can affect how you ship your cargo, and we want to make sure that should anything come up that disrupts your process, we will be there with turnkey logistic solutions. If you have any questions about this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Sobel representative today, as we are here to help you navigate through the waves that come your way.