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A Section 301 investigation determined that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable and discriminatory. 

On December 20, 2022, USTR announced that 352 of the 549 COVID extensions that were to expire 12/31/22 have been extended. USTR had previously extended the COVID extensions set to expire on 11/30/21 through 2/28/23. 

On October 12, 2022, USTR advised that it is opening Phase II of its statutorily mandated “review of necessity” of the section 301 tariffs.  This Phase is required since the tariffs have been in place for over four years. Phase I focused on US industries that supported the continuation of the tariffs.  This Phase seeks comments that explain why and how the tariffs have created an economic hardship. Written comments were accepted beginning November 15, 2022, through noon on January 17, 2023. Contact our ST&R team at strdc@strtrade.com to assist in the preparation of written comments.

On May 5, 2022, USTR announced Phase I of its review of the Section 301 tariffs on List 1 and 2 goods, limited to requests to continue the tariffs from representatives of domestic industries that benefit from them. 

ST&R's efforts to ameliorate the impact of the tariffs are continuing. There is no current process for extending, reinstating or securing new exclusions. ST&R is working with companies to advocate for a full reopening of the exclusion process and a renewal of any previously expired exclusions. Contact strdc@strtrade.com for more information.

 

Please note we are unable to provide the below lists in Excel. For assistance in obtaining refunds or determining if these exclusions apply to your company, contact an ST&R professional.

The HTS numbers found on these lists are based on the 2021 HTS. These lists were last updated March 25, 2022. For exclusion extensions after that date or exclusions based on the 2022 HTS, please refer directly to the appropriate Federal Register notice.

Please note we are unable to provide the above lists in Excel.

Section 301 Tariff: List 4A & List 4B 

List 4A goods are subject to a 7.5% additional tariff as of February 14, 2020. There is no additional tariff on goods on list 4B. List 4 goods have a cumulative import value of $300 billion. 

List 4A and 4B goods were subject to a 15% additional tariff rate prior to the Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement signed by the United States and China on January 15, 2020. Find full details of the Phase One Agreement on USTR's website.

The original exclusions USTR granted applied as of the date granted and expired September 1, 2020. USTR has extended some exclusions and allowed others to expire.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with mitigating the impact of this tariff increase through tariff classification, tariff engineering, first sale, and other methods. Contact us for assistance.

Section 301 Tariff: List 3
List 3 products, with a total import value of $200 billion, are subject to an additional 25% tariff as of May 10, 2019. List 3 products originally faced a 10% tariff which was effective September 24, 2018 until they were increased to 25%. 

The original exclusions USTR granted were retroactive to September 24, 2018 and expired August 7, 2020. USTR has extended some exclusions and allowed other exclusions to expire.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with mitigating the impact of this tariff increase through tariff classification, tariff engineering, first sale, and other methods. Contact us for assistance.

Section 301 Tariff: List 2
List 2 products, with a total import value of $16 billion, are subject to an additional 25% tariff as of August 23, 2018. 

The original exclusions USTR granted were retroactive to August 23, 2018 and remained in place for one year after the exclusion determination was published in the Federal Register. USTR extended some exclusions and allowed other exclusions to expire.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with mitigating the impact of this tariff increase through tariff classification, tariff engineering, first sale, and other methods. Contact us for assistance.

Section 301 Tariff: List 1
List 1 products, with a total import value of $34 billion, are subject to an additional 25% tariff as of July 19, 2018. 

The original exclusions USTR granted were retroactive to July 6, 2018 and remained in place for one year after the exclusion determination was published in the Federal Register. USTR has extended some exclusions and allowed other exclusions to expire.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with mitigating the impact of this tariff increase through tariff classification, tariff engineering, first sale, and other methods. Contact us for assistance.

Exclusion Requests

Official Documents

General / Multiple Lists

Covid Extensions

List 4

List 3

List 2

List 1

Other

Contact

Email messages@strtrade.com with questions about the Section 301 tariffs on China.


Join advocacy efforts to expand the exclusion reinstatment process

ST&R is working with companies to advocate for a full reopening of the exclusion process and a renewal of any previously expired exclusions.

Contact strdc@strtrade.com for more information.

 

Join the China Tariff Refund Lawsuit for List 3 & 4A Goods

There is still time for importers who have NOT filed a lawsuit in the Court of International Trade challenging the Section 301 tariffs on List 3 and 4A goods from China to do so. 

Email 301litigation@strtrade.com for more information or assistance filing your claim. 

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