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August 29, 2019
USTR Announces First Set of Product Exclusions for Tranche 3, Section 301 China

On August 7, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced in the Federal Register the first round of selected product exclusions, as enumerated in the annex of the notice, on certain tariffs levied on products from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, Tranche 3. See USTR Notice of Tranche 3 Product Exclusions. Importers will no longer have to pay an additional 25% duty on these specified products.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) added tariff subheading 9903.88.13 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) for importers to apply these new exclusions. The exclusions are retroactive back to the September 24, 2018, effective date for Section 301, Tranche 3.

For reference, below is a complete list of exclusions issued under Section 301, Tranche 1, Tranche 2, and Tranche 3.

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 07/31/2019  84 FR 37381 
3 1 9903.88.13 08/07/2019 84 FR 38717

More information can be found at:

CBP – Section 301 Trade Remedies web page

USTR China Section 301 Tariff Actions web page

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