Investigation Phase | Public Comments and Hearing – Docket USTR-2018-0005
On April 3, 2018, USTR released a proposed list of products imported from China that would be subject to an additional duty of 25 percent.
The proposed list contains approximately 1,300 products at the 8-digit HTS tariff level valued at approximately $50 billion worth of Chinese imports.
USTR released the final first tariff list (Annex A & B) on June 15. The list includes 818 products valued at $34 billion. Duties are effective July 6, 2018.
Product Exclusion Requests for First Tariff List – Docket USTR-2018-0025
On July 11, 2018, USTR released a notice detailing the procedure for parties to submit exclusion requests.
- USTR must receive requests to exclude a particular product by October 9, 2018.
- Responses to a request for exclusion of a particular product are due 14 days after the request is posted in docket number USTR–2018–0025 on www.regulations.gov.
- Any replies to responses to an exclusion request are due 7 days after the close of the 14 day response period.
Exclusions will be made on a product basis and will apply to all imports of the product, regardless of whether the importer filed a request. However, different products under the same HTS heading may not all be covered under the one exclusion. Trade Counsel to Assist with Exclusion Requests
The Auto Care Association has partnered with the law firm of Dentons US LLP to assist members with the creation and submission of exclusion requests for products affected by the Section 301 tariffs. Click here
for more information.
First Tariff List Resources