Importers of hundreds of goods from China will face higher costs starting June 15 after the Biden administration declined to renew Section 301 tariff exclusions for those goods. However, exclusions for more than 150 other goods will remain in place for another year.

According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, all current exclusions (including 352 covering these products as well as 77 for these medical care products) are being extended through June 14. These exclusions are available for any product that meets the specified HTSUS numbers and product descriptions, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. 

However, USTR is only continuing the tariff exclusions for 164 products (listed in Annex C in this notice) beyond that date; specifically, through May 31, 2025. The remaining exclusions will expire June 14 and subject goods will thereafter be subject to applicable Section 301 tariffs.

In the meantime, USTR is accepting comments through June 28 on a proposal that would (1) increase some of the existing Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, (2) extend those tariffs to additional products, (3) establish an exclusion process by which interested parties may request that specific machinery used in domestic manufacturing be temporarily excluded from the tariffs through May 31, 2025, and (4) grant 19 temporary exclusions for specific solar manufacturing equipment, ostensibly through May 31, 2025.

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