On May 13, 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 three 10-digit HTS subheadings and five specially prepared product descriptions that together cover 27 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 disposable hospital wristbands, plastic pill crushers, and Bluetooth tracking devices. In addition to the notice of exclusions for List 4A, USTR also published notices announcing technical amendments to previously granted List 1 and List 2 exclusions.
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.