Hundreds of China List 3 Goods Now Subject to Tariffs; Others Granted an Extension

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that a number of product exclusions to the Section 301 additional 25% tariffs on List 3 imports from China are being extended, but many others saw their tariff exclusions expire on August 7.

The extensions granted are reflected in 266 specially prepared product descriptions and will extend until December 31, 2020.  These exclusions, which must be claimed using the new HTSUS 9903.88.56, are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.  The scope of each inclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth by the USTR, not by the product descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion.

Click here for the complete list of goods being extended.

The USTR stated that this shortened extension is due to “the cumulative effect of current and possible future exclusions or extensions of exclusions on the effectiveness of” the Section 301 tariffs.  The USTR has granted more than 6,700 exclusion requests to date, has extended some of these exclusions, and may consider further extensions.

Expiring Exclusions

The USTR declined to renew the tariff exclusions for the remainder of the goods on List 3, which previously had been granted an exclusion from the addition duties.  Therefore, the remaining 750 products are now subject to the 25% additional duty.

Click here to view the official USTR notice.

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OCEANAIR will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our China Section 301 Tariff Updates webpage as they become available.  Complete lists of all excluded products are also available on this page.