Update: CBP Provides Clarification of Section 301 Duty Increase

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 5/10/19 5:00 PM

On May 10, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided updated guidance in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000238 on the duty increase for the Section 301 list 3 tariffs.

According to the CSMS, the effective rates of duty on goods covered by the third list of Section 301 tariffs are:

  • For entry on or after May 10, 2019, and exported on or after May 10, 2019 – 25% duty rate using 9903.88.03 or 9903.88.04;

  • For entry on or after May 10, 2019, and exported prior to May 10, 2019 – 10% duty rate using 9903.88.09;

  • For entry on after June 1, 2019, and exported prior to May 10, 2019 – 25% duty rate using 9903.88.03 or 9903.88.04

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will be issuing a Federal Register Notice with additional information.

The CSMS may be found here:

https://csms.cbp.gov/viewmssg.asp?Recid=24229&page=&srch_argv=19-000238&srchtype=all&btype=&sortby=&sby=

The FRN containing the original list of goods subject to list 3 of the Section 301 tariffs may be found here:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/09/2019-09681/notice-of-modification-of-section-301-action-chinas-acts-policies-and-practices-related-to

Topics: CBP, Tariffs, Section 301