The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has released its third round of imported products from China that are now exempt from the so-called Section 301 tariffs.
On July 6, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports as part of its Section 301 investigation of China’s trade policies. At the same time, however, it allowed U.S. companies to seek exclusions for their Chinese imports — if they could show that the products are only available from China, the tariffs cause “severe economic harm” and the products are not strategic to the “Made in China 2025” or other Chinese industrial programs.
USTR accepted these Section 301 exclusion requests through Oct. 9. In December, it announced the first round of tariff exclusions, which was followed by a second round in March.
This latest round of exclusions includes 21 specific tariff product descriptions, which cover 348 separate exclusion requests. These exclusions retroactively apply to imports made after the July 6 tariff imposition.
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