In a Federal Register notice published today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has revoked two Section 301 product exclusions granted earlier this month. No explanation for the unprecedented move was provided by the administration.
The goods in question had initially been included in the batch of product exclusions for certain List 4 ($300 billion trade action against China) granted on May 13.
Section 301 tariffs have been reinstated for the following two products:
- Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities (described in statistical reporting number 3924.10.4000)
- Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders (8479.82.0080)
As a result of this change, these products will remain subject to the additional Section 301 tariff of 7.5%.
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