The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the first set of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 2 tariffs.

The notice contains 69 HTS subheadings, which cover 292 separate requests. Please note again that these subheadings are only partially excluded from the 25% tariffs.

The newest round of exclusions will retroactively apply to all List 2 products meeting the specified criteria effective August 23, 2018 – the date on which the U.S. first imposed an additional 25% duties on $16 billion of Chinese products via List 2.

As was the case with other exclusions, 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 Register, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

The list of HTS subheadings that have been granted partial exclusion from the List 2 25% tariffs are as follows:

3901.90.1000, 3904.61.0090, 3906.90.2000, 3907.20.0000, 3919.90.5060, 3919.90.5060, 3920.10.0000, 8407.90.1020, 8407.90.9010, 8407.90.9040, 8419.89.9585, 8424.89.9000, 8432.29.0060, 8432.42.0000, 8465.95.0055, 8483.30.8020, 8501.10.6020, 8501.10.6080, 8501.31.8010, 8501.52.4000, 8503.00.9520, 8536.30.8000, 8537.10.3000, 8541.10.0050, 8543.70.4500, 8543.70.9960, 8607.30.1000, 8711.10.0000, 9001.20.0000, 9025.19.8040, 9025.19.8080, 9025.80.1000, 9028.10.0000, 9028.20.0000 and 9029.20.4080.

Click here to view the official Federal Register notice.

The USTR will issue decisions on pending exclusion requests on a periodic basis.

For all Shapiro customers, your Shapiro point of contact will be in touch shortly should this latest round of exclusions apply to your products. Shapiro will also continue to monitor and provide status updates on our Section 301 Tariff News page as they become available.