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August 13, 2019
First Set of Product Exclusions for Section 301, Tranche 2 China Action

On July 29, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the first round of selected product exclusions under Section 301 China Action, Tranche 2 tariffs levied on certain products from China, as enumerated in the annex of the notice. See USTR Notice of Product Exclusions. Importers will no longer have to pay an additional 25% duty on these specified products.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has added tariff subheading 9903.88.12 to the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS) for importers to apply these new exclusions. The exclusions are retroactive back to the August 23, 2018, effective date for Section 301, Tranche 2.

For reference, below is a complete list of exclusions issued under Section 301, Tranche 1 and 2.

Tranche Exclusion Round New HTSUS Date of Exclusion Reference
1 1

9903.88.05

12/28/2018

83 FR 67463 

1 2

9903.88.06

03/25/2019

84 FR 11152 

1 3

9903.88.07

04/18/2019

84 FR 16310 

1 4

9903.88.08

05/14/2019

84 FR 21389 

1 5

9903.88.10

06/04/2019

84 FR 25895

1 6

9903.88.11

07/09/2019

84 FR 32821

2 1

9903.88.12

07/29/2019

84 FR 37381

More information can be found at:

CBP – Section 301 HTSUS Reference Guide
USTR China Section 301 Tariff Actions page

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