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October 09, 2019
USTR Announces Additional Product Exclusions for Section 301, China Trade Action

On September 20, 2019, and October 2, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced in the Federal Register (FR) additional rounds of tariff exclusions for certain products from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Importers will no longer have to pay additional duties on specified products.

The new product exclusions are conditional, available for any product that meets the description as set out in the annexes of the FR Notices, and are retroactive back to their respective effective dates. This is regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

For reference, below is a complete list of product exclusions issued under Section 301.

 Exclusion Round  Tranche  FR Notice  Publication Date Effective Date   HTS
 1st  1  83 FR 67463  12/28/2018  7/6/2018  9903.88.05
 2nd  1  84 FR 11152  3/25/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.06
 3rd  1  84 FR 16310  4/18/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.07
 4th  1  84 FR 21389  5/14/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.08
 5th  1  84 FR 25895  6/4/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.10
 6th  1  84 FR 32821  7/9/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.11
 7th  2  84 FR 37381  7/31/2019  8/23/2018  9903.88.12
 8th  3  84 FR 38717  8/7/2019  9/24/2018  9903.88.13
 9th  3  84 FR 49591  9/20/2019  9/24/2018  9903.88.18
 10th  1  84 FR 49564  9/20/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.14
 11th  2  84 FR 49600  9/20/2019  8/23/2018  9903.88.17
 12th  1  84 FR 52567  10/2/2019  7/6/2018  9903.88.19
 13th  2  84 FR 52553  10/2/2019  8/23/2018  9903.88.20

More information can be found on the following links:

CBP – Section 301 Trade Remedies page

USTR China Section 301 Tariff Actions page

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