Additional Product Exclusions on Section 301 List 1 Goods
Updated: Aug 17, 2019
On July 6, 2018, increased tariffs on goods from China were imposed under Section 301’s List 1. As part of the US Trade Representative (USTR)’s determination, there was a decision to establish a product exclusion process. Starting in July 2018, stakeholders submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In addition to the exclusion requests granted in December 2018, March 2019, April 2019, and May 2019, the Trade Representative has determined to grant additional exclusion requests. Additionally, USTR will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis.
The product exclusions announced in this recent notice will retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of the notice (July 4, 2019).
For a list of products excluded and more information, read the Federal Register’s Notice here.
July 9, 2019 UPDATE: More Exclusions of Section 301 List 1 China Goods with Retroactive Refunds Available
On July 9, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice on the Federal Register that lists more product exclusions from List 1 Section 301 Tariffs. The exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will remain in place until July 9, 2020. All retroactive refunds must be claimed using the new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.11.
Importers should review the list of excluded List 1 Section 301 goods here and apply for refunds on any tariffs paid on those goods since July 6, 2018.