On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) announced USTR intends to
publish a notice in the Federal Register next week that extends the amount of time for importers to enter certain goods exported from China before the goods will be subject to an additional tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent.
Covered products that were exported from China to the United States prior to May 10, 2019 will remain subject to an additional 10 percent tariff if they enter for consumption into the U.S. before June 15, 2019. Originally, the deadline to enter the U.S. before the goods would be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff was June 1, 2019.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not yet updated the Automated Commercial Environment to reflect this change. Importers entering subject goods on or after June 1, 2019 which were exported before May 10, 2019, and would be affected by this change, should consider waiting to file the entry summary pursuant to the ten day entry summary filing period. This will allow importers to file the appropriate duty rate with the entry summary when CBP updates ACE.
Importers who file entry summaries, and retroactively become subject to a lower duty rate, may refile the entry summary (if the entry summary is still in trade control) or file a Post Summary Correction with the appropriate duty rate (if the entry summary is in CBP control). Contact your CBP client representative if you have any questions on the status of an entry summary.
CBP will issue updated guidance when CBP updates ACE to reflect the change announced by USTR.
Questions related to Section 301 entry filing requirements should be emailed to Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov.