USTR Issues Determination of Reinstatement of Certain
Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on March 23rd its determination to reinstate certain previously granted and extended product exclusions in the China Section 301 Investigation. The determination reinstates 352 of the 549 eligible exclusions. The reinstated product exclusions will apply as of October 12, 2021, and extend through December 31, 2022.
The list of reinstated exclusions are set out in the Federal Register notice which can be viewed here. When an exclusion consists of both a tariff classification number and a product description, the importer must satisfy both requirements in order to benefit from the exclusion. To implement this round of exclusions, a new tariff provision, 9903.88.67, has been created and CBP will be issuing implementation instructions in the coming days.
On October 8, 2021, USTR invited comments on whether to reinstate 549 previously granted and extended exclusions. Today’s determination was made after careful consideration of the public comments, and in consultation with other U.S. agencies.
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