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Section 301 Trade Remedies (Chinese Goods)

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List 3 Assessment Increase

List 4 (Balance of goods)

  • USTR Statement 05/13/19
  • ST&R Press Release 05/13/19
  • Preliminary List 4 05/13/19
  • Effective date no earlier than June 25th, 2019.
  • Due to the large volume of goods impacted by List 4, no prior entry analysis will be performed, nor will reviews or specific requests for applicability be performed. Those interested in whether their goods are impacted by List 4 are encouraged to review the list above. All affected entries going forward will have alerts issued at the time of billing.

List 1 Product Exclusions

WHAT IS IT?

An additional duty assessment, on top of any existing duty,  on certain Chinese products, by Presidential order.

  • Combined list of all products subject to additional duty (Lists 1-4) with exclusions Published by STR Trade (Updated) 05/26/19
    • LIST 1 – This list comprises all goods subject to 25% additional duty effective 07/06/18.
    • LIST 2 – This list comprises a second round of tariff numbers subject to 25% additional duty effective 08/23/18.
    • LIST 3 -This list comprises a third round of tariff numbers, subject to an initial additional duty of 10% effective 09/24/18, and increasing to 25% on 05/10/19*.
      • *Applies to shipments exported to the US on or after May 10th, 2019, as well as all shipments entered on or after June 1st, 2019.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?

  • Resources for determining if your goods are subject to Section 301 assessments, and how much the total duty is:
    • Tariff  Lookup: to look up duty rates, visit http://hts.usitc.gov and enter the first six digits of a tariff number (i.e. 8708.99) into the search box.
    • List 1-4 Lookup: Refer to the link above, and search for your tariff number on the list.
    • If the tariff is on a list, simply add the appropriate additional assessment to the column 1 tariff rate found in the Tariff Schedule for the total duty to be collected.
      • Example: Column 1 tariff rate for ceramic tile, 6907.21.1051, is 10%. The tariff is also found on List 3, which imposes an additional 25%, for a total assessment of 35%.

CAN I GET AN EXEMPTION?

Not likely; however, petitions for exclusion can be submitted by filing a tariff exclusion request . Refer to the ST&R Trade link in the resources below for more information.

RESOURCES

COUNTRIES COVERED BY SECTION 301 IMPORT DUTIES:

  • CHINA