Fourth Set of Exclusions to 301 Tariffs Published

The U.S. Trade Representative has published a fourth set of exclusions to List 1 of the Chinese 301 tariffs. These products will no longer be subject to 25% additional duties. The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018, and will remain in place until May 14, 2020. There are five tariff numbers and numerous product-specific items on this list.

The third set of exclusions will remain in place until April 17, 2020. The second set of exclusions to List 1 is in effect until March 24, 2020. The first set of exclusions to List 1 will remain in place until December 27, 2019. These lists are also retroactive to July 6, 2018.

Importers need to closely watch liquidation dates to ensure post summary corrections or protests are timely filed to take advantage of these exclusions during the allowed timeframes.

Please contact Vandegrift for any questions regarding the Chinese 301 tariffs and obtaining refunds for goods on these exclusion lists.