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USTR Injection Mold Duty Exemption

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 am
Good Morning All,

With the recent announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative exempting duties on injection molds from China retroactive to the date of implementation, July 6 2018, through December 28 2019, has anyone found information on the refund process associated with these duties?

Very Respectfully,

Travis Tipler

Re: USTR Injection Mold Duty Exemption

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:33 am
by allplastics
We are being told this only applies to Tier 1 and larger companies and not all injection molds. Does anyone know if this is true?

Re: USTR Injection Mold Duty Exemption

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:15 pm
by aturrell
Hi Travis,

During a recent peer networking session, MAPP sponsor and counsel, Alan Rothenbuecher from Benesch, actually gave a brief update on this. I believe his advice was to push this back onto them. You can get the recording of this here: ... etworking/ . I believe this was talked about towards the very end of the webinar. Additionally, all MAPP members receive a few free hours of legal service with Benesch, so I would encourage you to take advantage of this if you are getting pressured by your customers/need counsel in how other processors are handling it.

Hope this helps,

Ashley (Turrell) Burleson

Re: USTR Injection Mold Duty Exemption

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:10 pm
by HRothenbuecher2018
The exemption applies to all; it is not limited to Tier 1 entities. The exemption relates to the mold, not the company importing the mold. Nothing released from the government yet on the process. With shutdown, they are ramping back up and rumor is the process/forms for seeking a refund will be released at the end of next week or early the following.