In a Notice of Modification of Action published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) made official its earlier announcement (see Trump and Trade Update of March 1, 2019) that the Section 301 retaliatory tariff for the third tranche/list of products imported from China will remain at 10 percent until further notice. It remains a point of contention between Congress and USTR as to whether a product exclusion request process will be established for this tranche of products. It has been previously reported that Congress directed USTR to implement such a process; however, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer indicated in testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee that his intention was to initiate such an exclusion request process only if tariffs on the third tranche of products were increased to 25 percent.