The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has this week published two Federal Register notices announcing additional Section 301 tariff exclusions for certain imported Chinese products.
Federal Notice 2020-03377 • February 20, 2019
Covers List 3 products which have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since September 24, 2018 in connection with the Trump administration's $200 billion trade action against China.
This latest batch of approved product exclusions includes:
- one 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading in its entirety (6505.00.8015, which provides for “hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, etc.,” ) and
- 46 specially-prepared product descriptions comprising, in total, 67 separately-filed exclusion requests covering a wide range of manufacturing inputs and other goods.
These product exclusions will be retroactive to September 24, 2018, and remain in effect until August 7, 2020.
Note: Any product meeting the description in the annex of the Federal Register notice, regardless of whether the company using the exclusion filed the request, is entitled to exclusion from the additional Section 301 tariffs.
Federal Notice • February 20, 2019
Covers certain List 2 products which have been subject to Section 301 tariffs since August 23, 2018 in connection with the Trump administration's $16 billion trade action against China.
In this case, the USTR has granted an exclusion for:
- electric-powered skateboards (not exceeding 250W) provided for by HTSUS 8711.60.0050.
This exclusion is retroactive to August 23, 2018, and will remain in effect through October 1, 2020.
Importers of this product should apply for refunds of any Section 301 tariffs paid since August 23, 2018.
Additionally, the USTR has revised a previously granted exclusion for silicone presented in 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon intermediate bulk containers described in HTSUS 3910.00.0000, to include all products described in that subheading.
This technical amendment applies to the original date of the granted exclusion; i.e., October 2, 2019 until October 1, 2020.
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