Update: Section 301 Exclusions on Lists 1, 2, & 3

Dear Valued Customer, 


The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released additional exclusions to Section 301 Lists 1, 2, and 3. Based on this, importers may be eligible for a refund for certain duties previously collected by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


For a product to be eligible as an exclusion, the Harmonized Tariff Code (HTS) and product description must match those listed by the USTR. If you determine you're paying duty on a product where both HTS Codes and product descriptions match, please contact your customs brokerage representative to see if you are eligible for a refund from US CBP.


Section 301 List

Refund Retroactive Through


 July 6, 2018


August 23, 2018


September 24, 2018



Please review the USTR publications below:


List 1 Exclusions Granted September 20, 2019


List 2 Exclusions Granted September 20, 2019


List 3 Exclusions Granted September 20, 2019


OEC Group is committed to keeping our customers informed on current market conditions and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.


Should you have any questions regarding this update, please contact your OEC Group Brokerage Representative.



Sincerely yours,


OEC Group


The information contained herein is provided as a public service with the understanding that OEC Group makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, and suitability of the information. Nor does OEC Group warrant that the use of this information is free of any claims of copyright infringement.



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