USTR Extends Hundreds of Expired Exclusions From Section 301 Tariffs on China

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Trade Update • MARCH 29, 2022

On March 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it was reinstating certain previously granted and extended product exclusions in the China Section 301 investigation.

The Federal Register notice reinstates 352 of the 549 eligible exclusions identified in a notice last October seeking public comment on renewing these previously granted but expired product exclusions.

The reinstated product exclusions will be applied retroactively from October 12, 2021, through December 31, 2022. The notice states that the USTR may consider further extensions “as appropriate.”

Certain reinstated exclusions cover entire Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings, while the remaining exclusions cover a multitude of HTSUS subheadings with specific product descriptions. These reinstated exclusions are set out in detail here and are available for any product that meets the description in the product exclusion.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has also issued new guidance that includes details on entry submission.


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