USTR Announces Section 301 Duties on Certain Products of French Origin

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 7/13/20 5:00 PM

On July 10, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional duties on certain products of France under Section 301 of the Trade Act.  These duties are based on findings from the Section 301 investigation on France’s Digital Services Tax (DST), which was initiated on July 16, 2019.

Twenty-one tariff subheadings will be subject to an additional 25% ad valorem under 9903.90.01.  Affected products include:

  • Various soaps;
  • Certain handbags; and
  • Various make-up preparations.

These duties will be effective on goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption beginning January 6, 2021.

The notice can be found here:

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/France_Digital_Services_Tax_Notice_July_2020.pdf

Topics: USTR, France, Digital Service Tax, Trade Remedies

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