USTR Extends Sec. 301 Tariff Exclusions for Certain COVID-Related Products

Trade Update • MARCH 9, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced today that it will extend certain Section 301 tariff exclusions on products used to treat COVID-19; these exclusions were previously set to expire on March 31, 2021.

USTR states that given the continuing efforts to combat COVID-19, it “has determined that it is inappropriate to allow the exclusions for certain products to lapse.”

Accordingly, the extended exclusions will apply to all products meeting the specified criteria until September 30, 2021.

Scope of Exclusions

Section 301 exclusions on Chinese origin COVID-related products will continue using the same Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers:

  • List 1 – HTS 9903.88.62;
  • List 2 – HTS 9903.88.63;
  • List 3 – HTS 9903.88.64; and
  • List 4A – HTS 9903.88.65

Excluded products (view the full list here) are not subject to additional Section 301 duties, which range from 7.5% to 25%.


All importers who have an eligible product are able to claim an exemption under the exclusions, regardless of whether they filed an exclusion request.

Try our Section 301 Search Tool

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If you have any questions about Section 301 product exclusions or Section 321 programs, don’t hesitate to contact one of our helpful trade experts today.

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