Hundreds of exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China that had been scheduled to expire Sept. 30 have been extended through Dec. 31. These include more than 300 exclusions of various products (click here for full list) as well as exclusions for 77 medical care products needed to address the COVID-pandemic. 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.
USTR states that these extensions will “provide a transition period for the expiring exclusions” in light of the anticipated results of its review of the Section 301 tariffs, which USTR Katherine Tai has said are expected this fall. Tai noted that this review could result in changes to the tariffs, including removals and/or additions, as well as a new exclusion process.
In the meantime, efforts to ameliorate the impact of these tariffs are continuing.
- ST&R is advocating for the renewal of all previously approved exclusions and the creation of a process allowing for new exclusion requests (for more information, please contact email@example.com).
- There are a number of proven and legitimate ways to effectively avoid the tariffs or limit their impact (click here for more information).
- Importers of List 3 and 4A goods from China can still preserve their rights to possible refunds of tariffs paid on such goods by joining an ongoing court case (for more information, or assistance filing a claim, please contact us at 301Litigation@strtrade.com).
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