NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSION GROUP FOR CHINA SECTION 301 LIST # 3

A new group of 83 product descriptions affected by the China Section 301 tariffs has been granted exclusion status.  The exclusions are valid for the period beginning on September 24, 2018 and ending on August 7, 2020. The goods are covered by List # 3, or declared under HTS#9903.88.03 at the time of entry.  In… Read more »

PRODUCT EXCLUSION PERIOD FOR CHINA SECTION 301 PRODUCTS UNDER LIST # 4A

The Product Exclusion request period for List 4A, will run from October 31, 2019 through January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT according to an announcement made by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).   List 4A is referred to as the “August 20, 2019 Notice – List 1” by the USTR. Applications for exclusions can be… Read more »

CHINA SECTION 301 LISTS # 1, 2, 3 AND 4B STATUS

Goods from China worth approximately $250 billion and subject to Section 301 Lists # 1, 2 and 3 had been scheduled for a duty increase from 25% to 30% effective October 1, 2019, however, that increase was never finalized, nor put into effect by the U.S. Trade Representative.   Last week, the duty increase for this… Read more »

ADDITIONAL DUTIES IMPOSED TO THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR CIVIL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY WTO CASE

After a lengthy litigation, a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator determined on October 2, 2019 that the European Union (EU) has illegally subsidized its civil aircraft industry and Airbus in particular.  Therefore, the United States may levy up to $7.5 billion in countermeasures to the EU annually.   The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced in… Read more »

TWO MORE PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS GRANTED UNDER CHINA SECTION 301

The United States Trade Representative has granted tariff exclusions to two more groups of products covered by Lists # 1 and 2 of the China Section 301 sanctions as follows:  HTS#9903.88.19 – List 1 Product Exclusion Group 8 – Retroactive to July 6, 2018 and in effect for one year from publication in the Federal… Read more »