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Section 301 List 2 Product Exclusions Fact Sheet

Section 301 List 2 Product Exclusions Fact Sheet

updated 10/17/2019

Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 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.  Furthermore, the USTR initiated an exclusion process for List 2 goods and continues to add exclusions applying to various products included on this list.  The exclusion process closed in December 2018.  A summary of each list can be found on this page or you can download each Federal Register notice below, as well.

China

List 2

  • The exclusion process for List 2 closed for petitioners in December 2018.
  • The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
  • Three announcements of products in List 2 have been announced and are listed below.
  • Each exclusion is retroactive to August 23, 2018.

List 2 Batch 1 Product Exclusions

  • Published July 31, 2019
  • Effective August 23, 2018
  • Valid until July 31, 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 69 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 292 separate exclusion requests.

 

View Federal Register Announcement  View HTS Numbers & Product Details

List 2 Batch 2 Product Exclusions

  • Published September 20, 2019
  • Effective August 23, 2018
  • Valid 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 89 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 400 separate exclusion requests.

View Federal Register Announcement  View HTS Numbers & Product Details

List 2 Batch 3 Product Exclusions

  • Published October 2, 2019
  • Effective August 23, 2018
  • Valid 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 111 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 382 separate exclusion requests.

View Federal Register Announcement  View HTS Numbers & Product Details

 


Visit USTR Exclusion Process


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.

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.

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 review Section 301, visit this helpful Resource Page

To read more about Section 301, visit USTR.gov

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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