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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted the first round of exclusions from Section 301 tariffs, according to a notice the agency submitted on Friday for publication in the Federal Register.
Exclusions are set forth in two different formats: as an exclusion of an existing 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading from within an eight-digit subheading covered by the $34 billion action or as an exclusion reflected in specially prepared product descriptions.
In particular, the exclusions take the form of seven 10-digit HTS subheadings and 24 specially prepared product descriptions, USTR said.   Exclusions will apply to all subject products, regardless of whether they are imported by the requester.