First Section 301 Tariff Exclusions for China List 2 Goods; Retroactive Refunds Available

The first products excluded from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 2 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. These exclusions cover 69 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 292 exclusion requests.

The exclusions will be retroactive to Aug. 23, 2018, and remain in place until approximately July 31, 2020. They must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.12.

Importers should review the list of affected goods and apply for refunds of any tariffs paid on such goods since Aug. 23, 2018. The exclusions are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. The scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in the attached notice and not by the product descriptions in any particular request.

For more information on Section 301 tariffs, including exclusions and how to apply for duty refunds, please contact our Customs Team.

Additionally, our team has compiled affected products in our current database for our clients. If you are not a SCS client and would like assistance with your HTS codes, please contact us here

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