The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a new set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs.

The List 3 notice contains 1 HTS subheading completely excluded from 25% tariffs, which covers 20 exclusion requests, and 107 partially excluded subheadings, covering an additional 157 separate requests.

The latest round of exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the specified criteria effective September 24, 2018 – the date the U.S. first imposed List 3 duties – and will expire on August 7, 2020, as a full year “would have resulted in disparities in the effective periods between exclusions granted early in the exclusion process and those granted later.”

All importers who have an eligible product are able to claim an exemption under the new exclusions, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. The USTR will continue to issue decisions on pending exclusion requests on a periodic basis.

For all Shapiro customers, if you have requested this service, your Shapiro point of contact will be in touch shortly to discuss the latest round of exclusions, should they apply to your products.

How can we help? Shapiro is well versed in Section 301 exclusions. Please reach out to [email protected] for assistance with your filings!

Shapiro will also continue to monitor and provide status updates on our Section 301 Tariff News page as they become available.