USTR Announces New China Tariff Exclusions; Refunds Available

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced additional product exclusions from the 25% Section 301 tariffs on List 3 goods from China.  Excluded products include bath and shower faucets, vinyl flooring, lamps, drapery hardware, rugs, bamboo furniture, bassinets, printed circuit boards, plugs and extension cords, display racks, parts for recreational vehicles, bicycles and bicycle tires, kayaks, and frozen seafood.

The excluded products are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and 117 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 52 and 156 separate exclusion requests respectively.  Exclusions for these products will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, and will remain in effect until August 7, 2020.  These exclusions 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.

Check the full list to see if you qualify for a refund by clicking here.

Importers should apply for refunds of any duties paid on the excluded products since September 24, 2018 by filing a Post Summary Correction.  Post Summary Corrections may be filed 300 days after release or 15 days prior to liquidation, whichever occurs first.

If you need assistance filing a Post Summary Correction or would like more information on the Section 301 tariffs, please contact a member of our Compliance Department at

OCEANAIR will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our China Section 301 Tariff Updates webpage as they become available.