Extension on Certain Exclusions until 12/31/20 for List 3 and List 4
In terms of LIST 3, on September 10, 2020, three importers filed a complaint at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), HMTX Industries LLC et al. v. United States, which challenges the procedural steps and authority of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to assess Section 301 duties against so-called “List 3” imports of a wide range of products from China.
If the plaintiffs win, this could eliminate List 3 duties and result in refunds to the plaintiffs. Importers may also have an opportunity to get refunds and halt future duties. However, given the jurisdictional basis for this lawsuit, importers that wish to pursue a similar legal action need to file suit by September 21, 2020 in order to preserve their right to possible relief. Learn more about this lawsuit at the website of Faegre Drinker.