USTR Releases First Round of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 2 Tariffs

Posted on Jul 30

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

Today’s notice contains 69 HTS subheadings. Again, these subheadings do not provide full HTS exemptions, but are only applicable to certain products within those subheadings. These products are excluded from the 25% tariffs.

This latest round of exclusions will apply retroactively to all List 2 products which meet the specified criteria and will be effective August 23, 2018 , the date on which the U.S. first imposed the additional 25% duties on Chinese List 2 products.

Importers who have eligible products 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 actually 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.

The Federal Register Notice contains the complete and specific product descriptions and can be found here.

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