5th Round of Exclusions Granted for “List 1” 301 China Duties

On July 9, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice granting exclusions of additional products from the 25 percent duty imposed on the first tranche (List 1) of Section 301 tariffs or goods, worth about $34 billion and originating in China. The published notice can be read here.
These exclusions will retroactively apply to goods entered into the U.S. as of July 6, 2018, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. 
The exclusions are available for any importers whose product meets the specified product description set forth in the Annex to this notice, regardless of whether the importer filed the approved exclusion request or whether the exclusion petition had been previously denied.
This is the fifth USTR notice granting product exclusions to the 25 percent “List 1” 301 tariffs. The first, second, third, and fourth, exclusion notices were granted on March 25, April 18, May 14, and June 4, 2019, respectively. USTR will continue to issue determinations on pending exclusions requests on a periodic basis.

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