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U.S. Customs Harmonized System Updates: Section 301 Actions

Posted October 28, 2019

Customs and Border Protection recently implemented a number of updates, technical adjustments and other changes to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule in order to reflect changing developments in connection with the Trump administration's escalating tariffs against China (including product exclusions from previously imposed levies) and its latest countermeasures against the European Union regarding the long-running trade dispute between Boeing and Airbus over illegal government subsidies.

Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1917

This update was created on October 18, 2019 and contained system modifications to 81 Automated Broker Interface records and 26 Harmonized Tariff records in connection with implementation of the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology, Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation.

Section 301 Product Exclusions

Other adjustments were made to support the USTR’s Notice of Product Exclusions included the addition of a new heading 9903.88.20 for imported Chinese products “covered by an exclusion granted by the U.S. Trade Representative.”

Notice of Determination — Large Civil Aircraft Dispute (World Trade Organization)

Changes were also made on October 18, 2019 to support the USTR’s Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute.

Technical Adjustments to Section 301 Action re European Union

USTR also issued a Notice with Technical Adjustments to the above-noted action on October 18, 2019 in order to implement the intended scope of the countermeasures taken against the EU, and to correct certain errors contained in a previous notice regarding this action.

Record Retrieval

CBP advises that amended records are currently available to all ABI participants and can be retrieved electronically via the procedures indicated in the CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirements.

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