USTR Announces Additional Product Exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released additional product exclusions from Section 301 Chinese tariffs. The latest USTR notice features two announcements, each containing the specially prepared HTS subheadings excluded from either List 3 or List 4A tariffs.

The List 4A notice contains 19 HTS subheadings partially excluded from List 4A tariffs, which cover 39 separate exclusion requests. The exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the specified criteria effective September 1, 2019 and will expire on September 1, 2020.

The List 3 notice contains 5 HTS subheadings completely excluded from List 3 tariffs, which cover 75 separate requests. The list of 5 HTS subheadings that have been completely excluded from the List 3 tariffs are as follows:

  • 3923.21.0030
  • 3923.21.0095
  • 3926.20.9050
  • 4015.19.1010
  • 5603.12.0090

The List 3 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.

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.

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