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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 May 5, 2022, USTR announced its long-awaited review of the Section 301 tariffs on List 1 and 2 goods, which are currently scheduled to expire July 6, 2022 and August 23,  2022, respectively. The review is limited to requests to continue the tariffs from representatives of domestic industries that benefit from them. Requests may be submitted between May 7 and July 5 for List 1 goods and June 24 and Aug. 22 for List 2 goods. USTR said it will also consider the tariffs on List 3 and List 4A goods “as applicable” to the List 1 and List 2 actions but gave no further details.

If USTR receives a continuation request it will announce that fact and continue the tariffs. USTR will then undertake a separate review in which it will accept comments from all interested persons on issues such as the effectiveness of the tariffs in achieving the objectives of Section 301, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of the tariffs on the U.S. economy, including consumers.

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, 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 fiull 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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