Additional Exclusions Granted for List 1 and 2 of China Duties

October 2019

On October 2, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published two concurrent Federal Register notices granting more exclusions of products from the 25-percent duty imposed on the first and second tranche (List 1 and 2) of Section 301 tariffs on goods totaling approximately $25 billion. The published notices can be read here:
 
List 1 exclusions
List 2 exclusions
 
For List 1 products, this is the eighth round of exclusions granted by USTR. The list of 92 newly-excluded product descriptions is set forth in the Annex to the respective Federal Register notice. These exclusions will retroactively apply to goods entered into the U.S. as of July 6, 2018, and will also apply for one year after the publication of this notice.
 
For List 2 products, this is the third round of exclusion granted by USTR. The list of 111 newly-excluded product descriptions is set forth in the Annex to the respective Federal Register notice. These exclusions will retroactively apply to goods entered into the U.S. as of August 23, 2018, and will also apply for one year after the publication of this notice.
 
The exclusions are available for any importer whose product meets the specified product description set forth in the Annexes to these notices, regardless of whether the importer filed any exclusion request or the exclusion request had been previously denied.
 
USTR has indicated that it will continue to issue determinations on pending exclusion requests on a periodic basis. Importers interested in seeking a refund of past duties paid under the Section 301 tariffs, or exploring duty mitigation strategies, please contact a BDO Customs and International Trade Services professional.
 

CONTACT:
 
Damon V. Pike
Principal
  James Pai
Senior Manager

 
Yun Gao
Manager
  Travis Fournier
Manager

 
Jay Cho
Manager