On March 6, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued product exclusions pertaining to the 7.5% Section 301 List 4A Tariffs. The new list of exclusions includes 8 10-digit HTS subheadings that cover 59 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 1, 2019 and remain in effect until September 1, 2020. The products affected include medical supplies, likely in response to the supply shortages and surge in demand associated with the coronavirus epidemic.
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.