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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 January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed a Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement. Under the Phase One deal, the U.S. has suspended some tariff increases (List 4B) and will roll back others (List 4A) in return for what the White House calls "structural reforms and other changes to China's economic and trade regime." Find full details of the Phase One Agreement on USTR's website.

Product Lists

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Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of these lists. However, we recommend that you contact us with issues or questions and that you refer to the original Federal Register notices or CSMS messages for official information.

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Upcoming Exclusion Request Dates

Exclusion extensions are being reviewed on the below schedule. Contact us for assistance in seeking an exclusion extension.

Item Date
List 1 exclusions granted 9/20/19 expire September 20, 2020
List 2 exclusions expire October 2, 2020

COVID-19 Special Exclusions
In March 2020, a Federal Register notice was released requesting public comment on possible further modifications to remove duties from medical care products needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Comments were accepted until June 25, 2020. 

Section 301 Tariff: List 4A & List 4B 
On January 15, 2020, USTR issued a Federal Register notice reducing the rate of additional tariffs on List 4A products to 7.5%, effective February 14, 2020. Goods on List 4A were previously subject to a 15% additional tariff effective Sept. 1, 2019. List 4 goods have a cumulative import value of $300 billion.

The 15% tariffs on List 4B are suspended, per a Federal Register notice issued 12/13/19.

The exclusion process for items on List 4A is now closed. USTR granted exclusions in March, May, June, July and August 2020, some of which are product specific and others that cover entire subheadings.

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 5/10/19. List 3 products originally faced a 10% tariff which was effective from 9/24/18 until they were increased to 25%. The additional tariff on List 3 products is not affected by the Phase 1 deal and will remain at 25%. 

The exclusion process for List 3 products is closed, and all exclusion requests have been reviewed as of May 28, 2020. Some of the exclusions granted by USTR are product specific and others cover entire subheadings. All exclusions granted will be retroactive to Sept. 24, 2018, and expire August 7, 2020. Public comment for extending List 3 exclusions is now closed, but additional exclusions may be extended.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with exclusion requests and extension of exclusion requests. We also have experience 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 Aug. 23, 2018. The additional tariff on List 2 products is not affected by the Phase 1 deal and will remain at 25%. 

All exclusion requests from List 2 have been reviewed as of October 3, 2019. All of the exclusions granted by USTR are product specific and retroactive to Aug. 23, 2018. They will remain in place for one year after the exclusion determination is published in the Federal Register.

Some exclusions have been extended for the first set of List 2 exclusions. Public comment on extending List 2 exclusions is now closed, but additional exclusions may be extended. 

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, were subject to an additional 25% tariff as of July 19, 2018. The additional tariff on List 1 products is not affected by the Phase 1 deal and will remain at 25%. 

All exclusion requests from List 1 have been reviewed. Some exclusions granted by USTR are product specific and others cover entire subheadings. All exclusions granted are retroactive to July 6, 2018, and remain in place for one year after the exclusion determination is published in the Federal Register.

Some exclusions have been extended for the first (Dec 2018 - Dec 2019), second (March 2019 - March 2020)third (April 2019 - April 2020)fourth (May 2019 - May 2020), fifth (June 2019 - June 2020) and sixth (July 2019 - July 2020) sets of exclusions released.

The seventh set of exclusions expires September 20, 2020. Public comment was open from June 8 - July 7 on extending those exclusions. The eighth set of exclusions expires October 2, 2020. Public comment is open August 1 - August 30 on extending those exclusions.

ST&R has extensive experience assisting companies with exclusion requests as well as 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

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