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Additional List 3 Products from Mainland China Excluded from Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced a range of products that will be excluded from the additional 25 percent duty imposed under Section 301 on some US$200 billion worth of imports from mainland China (List 3 goods). Covering a total of 83 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 95 exclusion requests, these exclusions will be retroactive to 24 September 2018 and will remain in place through 7 August 2020.

The exclusions must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.33. They are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. USTR notes that the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in its notice and not by the product descriptions in any particular request for exclusion.

A complete list of the latest product exclusions is available here.

In related news, USTR has completed its processing of requests for exclusions from the Section 301 additional tariff on imports of List 1 and List 2 goods from mainland China but is continuing to review exclusion requests for List 3 goods and recently announced a process for submitting exclusion requests for List 4A goods.

Information from USTR indicates that of the 10,814 List 1 exclusion requests received, 7,158 were denied and 3,656 were granted. These exclusions are retroactive to 6 July 2018 and effective for one year from the date they are published in the Federal Register. Of the 2,869 exclusion requests received for List 2 goods, 1,795 were denied and 1,074 were approved. These exclusions are retroactive to 23 August 2018 and effective for one year from the date they are published in the Federal Register.

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