USTR Announces Exclusions, CBP Issues Guidance

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 3/31/20 5:00 PM

On March 20, 2020 and March 25, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued notices announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin subject to the third and fourth round of Section 301 tariffs.

The exclusions cover six ten-digit subheading and 183 product descriptions, addressing 239 exclusion requests.  These exclusions cover products including various seeds, certain chemicals, and various medical products.

The List 3 exclusions are retroactive to September 24, 2018 and will be valid through August 7, 2020.  They can be claimed under 9903.88.43.  CBP’s guidance can be found in CSMS #42181055.

The List 4A exclusions are retroactive to September 1, 2019 and will be valid through September 1, 2020.  They can be claimed under 9903.88.44.  CBP’s guidance can be found in CSMS #42219187.

On March 27, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42180527, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance for certain List 1 exclusions under 9903.88.06.  Some of these exclusions have been extended.

USTR is seeking comments from the public on product exclusions for the COVID-19 situation under Docket ID USTR-2020-0014.

Topics: China, CBP, USTR, Coronavirus, Trade Remedies

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