On December 12, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued another round of product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301 List 3 Tariffs. The new list of exclusions includes 35 specifically crafted product descriptions that cover 75 separate exclusion requests. To view the full list of excluded products, click here. According to the USTR, the product exclusions apply retroactively to entries going back to September 24, 2018 and remain in effect until August 7, 2020. The products affected include fruits, calculators, towers of aluminum, and chairs, among other products.
USTR also issued a new exclusion pertaining to List 1 of the Section 301 tariffs for HTSUS subheading 9030.90.4600, which will apply retroactively to entries going back to July 6, 2018 and remain in effect until October 1, 2020. That subheading covers parts and accessories for instruments measuring ionizing radiation. The notice regarding List 1 also announces USTR’s determination to make amendments to certain HTSUS notes. Additionally, USTR released a notice to correct technical errors and to amend the notes to the HTSUS related to List 2.
We encourage clients and companies to review the listed exclusions and contact Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain Team with any questions or concerns.