USTR Extends Certain Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs

On Friday, May 24th, the United States Trade Representative Office (USTR) issued a Section 301 Exclusion Extension Notice to be released in the Federal Register (FRN).   The USTR is extending all of the currently expiring 429 product-specific exclusions (352 previously reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions) through June 14, 2024 to allow for a transition period.  These exclusions, previously set to expire on May 31, 2024, are noted in Annex A and Annex B of the USTR FRN linked above.


Certain exclusions, as noted in Annex C to the USTR FRN, have been extended for another year through May 31, 2025.  The USTR has noted that the one-year extension will support efforts to shift sourcing out of China or provide additional time to find alternative sources for products with limited availability outside of China. These exclusions may be claimed starting at 12:01a.m. eastern daylight time on June 15, 2024 and last through 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 31, 2025, utilizing harmonized tariff number 9903.88.69.


Annex D to the USTR FRN lists all products where the exclusions will be ending after the 14-day transition period.  This means that these products will once again be fully dutiable.


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