The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has extended the Section 301 tariff exclusions for all products previously reinstated through September 30, 2023. The exclusions on the 352 products were set to expire on December 31, 2022.
The extension is effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. EST on January 1, 2023 and before 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 30, 2023.
These exclusions must be claimed using the new heading HTSUS 9903.88.67 and are available for any product that meets the specified product description as listed in the Annex of the Federal Register Notice, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
According to the notice, the USTR decided to extend the reinstated exclusions after taking into account public comments previously submitted in response to the October 8 notice, which indicated that reinstatement of these specific exclusions was appropriate based on the unavailability of particular products outside of China or due to the possibility of severe economic harm.
Although the exclusions have been reinstated, the USTR is still accepting comments in connection with the four-year statutory tariff review to determine whether the reinstated product exclusions should remain covered by the actions or removed. Interested persons may submit comments through the online portal by 11:59 pm EST on January 17, 2023, referring to Docket Number USTR-2022-0014.
If you have any questions regarding these extended exclusions, please contact a member of our Compliance Department at Compliance@oceanair.net.