USTR Announces Sixth Round of Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) unofficially released a sixth list of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 1 tariffs.

The notice contains 110 HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover another 369 requests respectively.

The latest round of exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the specified criteria effective July 6, 2018 – the date the U.S. first imposed an additional 25% duties on $34 billion of Chinese products. As was the case with other exclusions, all importers who have an eligible product are still 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.

The list of HTS subheadings that have been granted partial exclusion from the List 1 25% tariffs are as follows:

  • 8402.90.0010, 8402.90.0090, 8408.90.9010, 8408.90.9020, 8411.99.9090, 8412.39.0080, 8412.80.1000, 8413.60.0030, 8413.70.2015, 8413.91.9010, 8413.91.9095, 8414.30.8030, 8414.30.8050, 8427.20.8090, 8429.20.0000, 8249.40.0040, 8429.51.1015, 8429.51.1040, 8429.51.1045, 8429.51.1050, 8429.51.5010, 8431.10.0010, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0070, 8431.49.9044, 8432.90.0060, 8436.80.0090, 8458.19.0020, 8474.90.0010, 8479.30.0000, 8479.81.0000, 8479.82.0040, 8481.30.2090, 8481.90.9060, 8482.10.5016, 8482.10.5024, 8482.99.0500, 8483.40.9000, 8483.50.9080, 8483.50.9090, 8501.10.4060, 8501.31.2000, 8501.53.4080, 8501.62.0000, 8504.33.0020, 8504.90.9650, 8514.90.8000, 8515.19.0000, 8515.39.0020, 8525.60.1030, 8532.10.0000, 8532.21.0050, 8532.22.0085, 8536.41.0045, 8536.50.9025, 8536.50.9031, 8536.50.9065, 8538.90.6000, 8538.90.8120, 8543.30.9080, 9015.80.8080, 9018.12.0000, 9018.90.6000, 9022.90.6000, 9027.80.4530, 9030.39.0100, and 9032.89.6070.

Click here to view the Federal Register notice scheduled to be published tomorrow, June 9th.

The USTR will continue to 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.