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Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions Fact Sheet

Section 301 Product Exclusions – All Announcements

updated 06/06/2020

Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, polices and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.  These goods are classified in 818 8-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS).  A summary of each list can be found on this page or you can download each Federal Register notice below, as well.

Section 301 Production Exclusions

List 1 Batch 1 Product Exclusions

  • Published December 28, 2018
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • Valid until December 28, 2019
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • This announcement includes 1,000 separate exclusion requests.
  • Some exclusions have been extended until December 28, 2020


List 1 Batch 2 Product Exclusions

  • Published March 25, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • Valid until March 25, 2020
    Some exclusions have been extended.
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • This announcement includes 87 separate exclusion requests


List 1 Batch 3 Product Exclusions

  • Published April 18, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until April 18, 2020
  • Some exclusions have been extended.
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • This announcement includes 348 separate exclusion requests


List 1 Batch 4 Product Exclusions

  • Published May 14, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until May 14, 2020
  • Some extensions have been announced
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • This announcement includes 515 separate exclusion requests


List 1 Batch 5 Product Exclusions

  • Published June 4, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until June 4, 2020
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • The announcement covers approximately 464 separate exclusion requests: The excluded 10-digit subheading covers 40 separate requests, and the 88 specially prepared product descriptions cover approximately 424 separate requests.
  • Some products have been extended until December 31, 2020


List 1 Batch 6 Product Exclusions

  • Published July 9, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until July 9, 2020
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • The exclusions are reflected in 110 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 362 separate exclusion requests.
  • View amendments to this exclusion list here.
  • Extensions to 12 products found here.


List 1 Batch 7 Product Exclusions

  • Published September 20, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until September 20, 2020
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • The exclusions are reflected in 310 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 724 separate requests.


List 1 Batch 8 Product Exclusions

  • Published October 2, 2019
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until October 2, 2020
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • The exclusions are reflected in 92 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 129 separate requests.


List 1 Batch 9 Product Exclusions

  • Published February 11, 2020
  • Effective July 6, 2018
  • until October 2, 2020
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • The exclusions are reflected in 4 specially prepared product descriptions


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 consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help.

Background

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.

Consulting

Scarbrough is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs. Email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.

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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.


Resources

To read more about Section 301, visit USTR.gov

Download each Section 301 List below:

List 1List 2List 3List 4aList 4b