Webinar: Protect your bottom line — Understanding the latest China tariff exclusion process

In an escalation of the US-China trade war, President Trump imposed a punitive tariff of 15 percent on an initial list of $300 billion worth of products sourced from China on September 1, including a number of outdoor apparel, footwear and sporting goods (List 4a). Research commissioned by OIA found that America’s outdoor recreation businesses have paid $1.8 billion more in tariffs over the last eleven months (Sept 2018 to July 2019) compared to the previous period a year ago on affected outdoor products.

While negotiations continue on a final agreement between the U.S. and China, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has launched a formal process for companies to file petitions through January 31, 2019, to exclude products on List 4a from additional tariffs and receive a refund on punitive tariffs paid to date.


Rich Harper, Manager of International Trade, Outdoor Industry Association
Dan Neumann, Director of Government Affairs, Sorini Samet & Associates

In this webinar you will learn the following:

  • What outdoor products are on List 4a
  • What information you need to file a petition
  • Do’s and Don’ts on filing a petition
  • The process for filing a petition and review by the administration