USTR Releases Sixth Round of Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions

 In Industry Insider, Industry News

On July 9, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released another list of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 1 tariffs. This is the sixth round of List 1 exclusions granted, with the fifth round released as recently as June 4, 2019.

This most recent notice includes 110 HTS subheadings partially excluded from the tariff increase — including:

HTS subheadings granted partial exclusion from List 1 25% Tariff Increase:

  • 90.0010, 8402.90.0090, 8408.90.9010, 8408.90.9020, 8411.99.9090, 8412.39.0080, 8412.80.1000, 8413.60.0030, 8413.70.2015, 8413.91.9010, 8413.91.9095, 8414.30.8030, 8414.30.8050, 8427.20.8090, 8429.20.0000, 8249.40.0040, 8429.51.1015, 8429.51.1040, 8429.51.1045, 8429.51.1050, 8429.51.5010, 8431.10.0010, 8431.31.0040, 8431.31.0060, 8431.39.0070, 8431.49.9044, 8432.90.0060, 8436.80.0090, 8458.19.0020, 8474.90.0010, 8479.30.0000, 8479.81.0000, 8479.82.0040, 8481.30.2090, 8481.90.9060, 8482.10.5016, 8482.10.5024, 8482.99.0500, 8483.40.9000, 8483.50.9080, 8483.50.9090, 8501.10.4060, 8501.31.2000, 8501.53.4080, 8501.62.0000, 8504.33.0020, 8504.90.9650, 8514.90.8000, 8515.19.0000, 8515.39.0020, 8525.60.1030, 8532.10.0000, 8532.21.0050, 8532.22.0085, 8536.41.0045, 8536.50.9025, 8536.50.9031, 8536.50.9065, 8538.90.6000, 8538.90.8120, 8543.30.9080, 9015.80.8080, 9018.12.0000, 9018.90.6000, 9022.90.6000, 9027.80.4530, 9030.39.0100, and 9032.89.6070.

This recent round of exclusions will retroactively apply to all products meeting the criteria effective June 6, 2018 — the date the U.S. first imposed a 25% tariff increase on $34 billion of Chinese products. Additionally, importers with eligible products are still able to claim exemption under the new exclusions up to one year from the date the official notice is posted in the Federal Register.

Trans-Border will continue to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bill Carey, Import Compliance Manager, at bcarey@tbgfs.com or (800) 493-9444.