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China Tariffs: Section 301 Frequently Asked Questions

Section 301 Background:

Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation to determine whether China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable, unjustifiable, or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce.

When did Section 301 duties become effective?

What does Section currently 301 cover?

Are more Section 301 tariffs expected?

Are there additional tariff reporting elements for items subject to Section 301?

What are the duty amounts for Section 301?

What countries are covered by 301?

Are Section 301 duties due on goods covered by a Trade Preference Programs?

Are goods entered under Section 301 eligible for drawback?

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