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Section 301 Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Dec 18, 2018



Is my import product subject to Section 301 duties?

  • Please refer to the linked spreadsheet to see if your import goods are subject to additional Section 301 duties

  • To see if your product is subject to an increase, run a “find” (“Ctrl” or “Cmd (for Mac)” + “F”), then type in your HTS# in the search box (all number, no dots)

  • If your HTS# is found, you will find the primary HTS# (9903.88.01, 9903.88.02, 9903.88.03, or 9903.88.04) in the top of the column for Lists 1 and 2, and in Column H for items in List 3


Alternatively, you can use the Section 301 Search Engine on the Office of the United States Trade Representative's website to get information about a proposed or ongoing Section 301 tariff action on your particular import good(s).


Are products of Hong Kong subject to additional Section 301 duties?


At this time, the additional Section 301 duties only apply to articles that are products of the People’s Republic of China (ISO Country Code CN). Imported goods that are legitimate products of Hong Kong (HK) or Macau (MO) are not subject to the additional Section 301 duties.

Please note that Section 301 duties are based on country of origin, not country of export.


Are products of Taiwan subject to additional Section 301 duties?


Imported goods that are legitimately the product of Taiwan (TW) are not subject to the additional Section 301 duties. Please note that Section 301 duties are based on country of origin, not country of export.



How do I request a product exclusion from the Section 301 duties? The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has outlined the process by which U.S. stakeholders can make requests to exclude particular products from the additional Section 301 duties. The procedures can be found in Section B of the USTR’s Federal Register Notice (83 FR 32181).



For more frequently asked questions regarding the Section 301 Duties, please visit the Section 301 FAQ page on the U.S. Customs Website: here.

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