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Did You Miss Our Webinar: Reducing Tariffs Through the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Process

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the SFIA hosted a Thought Leadership Webinar that took a look at Reducing Tariffs Through the Miscellaneous Tariff (MTB) Process.

If you missed this webinar:

  • To view the slides from the presentationClick Here
  • To capture a recording of the presentation- Click Here
    • If you experience problems viewing this recording, install the GoToMeeting Codec by clicking here.

To participate in SFIA's MTB petition process, please fill out the questionnaire (CLICK HERE) & submit it via email to Chandler Hoffman, choffman@sfia.org by November 30, 2019.


With the increased tariffs from trade wars, companies are looking for opportunities to reduce tariff liabilities on imports. The good news is that importers may file for tariff relief under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process. On October 11, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will start accepting petitions that request tariff relief on specific imported products. Parties only have 60 days to file MTB petitions. The main requirement for petitions is that there cannot be US production of the product for which relief is sought. This new MTB process is the second time that the ITC  has accepted petitions for tariff relief.  In 2018 relief was granted to over 1,000 petitions, and  SFIA helped its member obtain tariff relief on over 60 different products. Because the relief granted in 2018 expires at the end of 2020, the ITC is accepting petitions that renew the past relief provided as well as petitions seeking new relief. 
Topics of Insight:
  1. The MTB process, timeline and government players, including ITC, Customs, Commerce and Congress
  2. How to select products eligible for MTB benefits 
  3. Information required to obtain MTB benefits
  4. How to handle domestic opposition challenges
  5. How to ensure proper product descriptions and classifications
  6. Q&A




Alli Schulman
Coordinator, Communications & Marketing


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