On May 21, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued new product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301 List 3 Tariffs. The new list of exclusions includes seventeen 10-digit HTS subheadings and sixty-one specially prepared product descriptions that together cover 103 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 24, 2018 and remain in effect until August 7, 2020. The products affected include seeds for sowing, children’s paints, and stainless steel components/accessories to ovens, stoves, and grills.
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.