On March 25, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the 7.5% Section 301 List 4A Tariffs. The new list of exclusions includes five 10-digit HTS subheadings and seven specially prepared product descriptions that cover 36 separate exclusion requests. The full list of excluded products is available here. According to the USTR, the product exclusions apply retroactively to entries going back to September 1, 2019 and remain in effect until September 1, 2020. The products affected include medical products, likely in response to the scarcity of those items due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.