The U.S. Trade Representative has published a second set of exclusions to List 1 of the Chinese 301 tariffs. These products will no longer be subject to the 25% duties imposed on list 1. The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018, and will remain in place until March 24, 2020. These join the first set of exclusions to List 1 published in December 2018 which are also retroactive to July 6, 2018, and will remain in place until December 27, 2019. Please note many of the exclusions are product specific, so importers need to review them to see if they can take advantage.
Requests for exclusions from List 2 are still undergoing review by the USTR. In February, Congress directed the USTR to develop an exclusion process for List 3 by March 17, 2019, however the USTR did not do so. The USTR has avowed no exclusion process will be forthcoming for List 3 unless those tariffs are increased from 10% to 25%.
Please contact Vandegrift with any questions regarding Chinese 301 tariffs.