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The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from China. Included in this list are household/kitchen items, furniture, auto parts and bags, to name a few. See the full list in the USTR announcement here.

The exclusions are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings (4819.50.4060 – other packing containers, and 6902.20.5020 – other refractory bricks, blocks, and tiles), which cover 15 separate exclusion requests, and 144 specially prepared product descriptions covering 170 separate exclusion requests. These exclusions, which must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.46, will be retroactive to Sept. 24, 2018, and remain in place until Aug. 7, 2020.

Please see the newly updated M-PACT Section 301 tool here.

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USTR Accepting Public Comments on Exclusion Extensions

The USTR will consider a possible extension for up to 12 months on goods included in the initial 11 product exclusion notices under the $200 billion action. The products which are granted for the Section 301 List 3 exclusions are scheduled to expire August 7, 2020 unless an exclusion is granted. Importers are encouraged to submit comments to the USTR on the possible extension of particular exclusions no later than June 8, 2020 through the portal here.

As a reminder, List 1 and List 2 exclusions are also expiring soon and the portal for comments on these lists closes on June 1, 2020.
  • List 1 ($34 Billion) – Exclusion granted effective date 7/9/2019 will expire as of 7/9/2020
  • List 2 ($16 Billion) – Exclusion granted effective date 7/31/2019 will expire as of 7/31/2020
Comments are also accepted at USTR’s portal here.

Source: USTR