A third round of product exclusions on Section 301 List 1 Chinese goods was released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on April 15, 2019.

The announcement highlights an additional 21 specially prepared product descriptions, covering 348 separate exclusion requests, subject to partial exclusion from Section 301 tariffs. The newest batch of HTS codes joins the existing groupings of List 1 product exclusions previously established by the USTR on December 21, 2018 and March 20, 2019 respectively.

All three rounds of exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the specified criteria effective July 6, 2018 – the date the administration first imposed the additional 25% duties on $34 billion of Chinese products. All importers who have an eligible product are able to claim an exemption under the new exclusions for up to a year from the date the official notice is posted in the Federal Registrar.

The additional list of HTS subheadings that have been granted partial exclusion from the List 1 tariffs are as follows:

  • 8413.19.0000, 8420.10.9080, 8421.21.0000, 8425.39.0100, 8428.33.0000, 8431.20.0000, 8466.93.9885, 8479.90.9496, 8481.10.0090, 8481.90.9040, 8482.10.5032, 8504.90.9690, 8515.90.4000, 8536.50.9065, 9030.33.3800.

Click here to view the annex of the USTR’s official notice, which provides further detail on the newest round of product exclusions.

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