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China 301 Duty: Update and Exclusion Information

As many of our readers are aware, the U.S. levied additional tariffs on goods made in China. These tariffs have come in waves that began on July 6th, 2018.

List 1, List 2, and List 3 are assessed at 25 percent. List 4a became effective on 9/1/2019 and is currently assessed at a rate of 7.5 percent.  There are no additional lists or increases in rate for the current lists scheduled for release at this time.

It is important to note that certain goods are eligible for exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs based on the description and classification.  These exclusions can be applied to both past and future shipments.

China 301 List 1 is currently assessed at a rate of 25 percent. To date, ten rounds of exclusions have been granted on 12/18, 3/19, 4/19, 5/19, 6/3, 7/8, 9/20, 10/2, 12/17, and 2/10/20

List 2 is currently assessed at a rate of 25 percent. Four rounds of exclusions have been granted on 7/31, 9/20, 10/2, and 2/20/20

List 3 is currently assessed at a rate of 25 percent. Thirteen rounds of exclusions have been granted on 8/7 , 9/20 , 10/24 , 11/13, 11/29 , 12/17 , 1/6/20, 2/5/20, 2/19/20 , 3/16/20, 3/26/20, 4/24/20, and 5/4/20

List 4a is currently assessed at a rate of 7.5 percent. Three rounds of exclusions have been granted on 3/10, 3/17, and 3/31.

If your company is impacted by the Section 301 China tariffs, it is worth the time to review the exclusions that have been granted to date.  Exclusions are based on description and classification and are not limited to specific importers.

If your company has goods that are eligible for an exclusion, please contact the U.S. Regulatory Team at for information regarding duty recovery and preparing for future shipments of the products.

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