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USTR notice, more Chinese imports excluded from additional duties

More Chinese imports excluded from additional duties

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of product exclusions with respect to additional duties imposed on goods of China having an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

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The USTR effective July 6, 2018, imposed additional 25% duties on goods of China classified in 818 eight-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion. Also included was a process by which U.S. stakeholders could request exclusion of particular products classified within an eight-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $34 billion action from the additional duties. The USTR in December 2018 granted an initial set of exclusion requests, and this was followed by grants of second, third, fourth and fifth sets of exclusions in March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, and June 2019.

Today’s notice of product exclusions [PDF 320 KB] announces additional exclusion requests granted by the USTR. The list of excluded products are provided in an annex to today’s notice, and apply as of July 6, 2018 (the effective date of the $34 billion action) and will extend for one year after the publication of today’s notice (scheduled for July 9, 2019). The USTR indicates that decisions on pending requests will be issued on a periodic basis.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation of these excluded products.

 

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