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List 3 Tariff Increase Delayed to June 15

List 3 Tariff Increase Delayed to June 15

List 3 tariffs delayed

The Office of the U.S Trade Representative announced it has been agreed upon to push back the effective date on additional List 3 tariffs.  Originally goods had to be exported on or before May 10, 2019 and entered into consumption before June 1, 2019 to receive the 10% duty rate.  Any import from China that entered after June 1, 2019 was subject to 25%.  That date has now been pushed back to June 15, 2019, so anything entered on or after June 15, 2019 will be subject to 25% duty.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. discussed concerns with members of Congress and USTR, and even explored legal action to prevent the tariff increase on goods shipped in reliance upon USTR’s original notice, and advocated for a revision. USTR subsequently made this favorable change which will benefit all companies importing List 3 goods from mainland China.

For more background here are articles discussing the issue:

Section 301 List 3 increases to 25%

Additional article covering section 301 list 3





On August 18, 2017, USTR initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation (82 FR 40213). During the investigation, the Trade Representative determined that the acts, policies and practices of China under investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce, and are thus actionable under Section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act).

In response, President Trump initiated a number of actions which imposed ad valorem tariffs on certain imports originating in China.  Four separate lists have been announced.  To view the most up to date information, check out our debriefing on Section 301 Imports from China.  This post indicates effective dates, duty rates, and more.

What to do

Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. is offering a free 30-minute consultation to any company that may be affected by the Section 301 announcements.  Please send an email to or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help.

Other ways to Learn More about Duty Savings

If the Section 301 tariffs are affecting your company, watch this webinar recording to learn more.  Scarbrough’s President and COO, Adam Hill, along with Patrick Caulfield, an attorney at GDLSK, an international trade and customs law firm, talk about legal opportunities to recover or avoid paying duty to CBP.  This is an interactive webinar set up as a question/answer forum.


To review Section 301, visit this helpful Resource Page

To read more about Section 301, visit

Download each Section 301 List below:

View List 4a Effective Sept 1

View List 4b Effective Dec 15

Section 301 List 1
Section 301 List 2 Section 301 List 3







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