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USTR SEEKS COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CHINA 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL CARE PRODUCTS

In a Federal Register Notice of August 27, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it is seeking comments on the extension of existing China 301 exclusions on certain medical care products. On December 29, 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USTR had announced that it was extending […]

TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

In an April 26, 2021 Federal Register notice, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced a technical amendment to the exclusions issued under China 301 List 3. By way of background, the China 301 List 3 tariff assessment increased from 10% to 25%, effective May 10, 2019.  The USTR had created an “on the water” […]

USTR EXTENDS CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS COVERING CERTAIN MEDICAL-CARE PRODUCTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

In a notice recently posted on its website, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced that it is extending 99 expiring China 301 tariff exclusions on medical-care and/or COVID response products.  The exclusions on the products in question had been previously extended through March 31, 2021.  The USTR has decided to further […]

USTR EXTENDS CERTAIN CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND DESIGNATES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced that it is extending certain expiring China 301 tariff exclusions and is designating certain additional such exclusions.  The USTR is taking these actions with respect to certain medical-care products to reflect the rising spread and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.  (Notice accessible at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/COVID_Extensions_December_2020.pdf). In […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF A CHINA 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSION

On November 17, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued notices amending the scope of an existing China 301 List 2 exclusion (the $16 billion tariff action) and a corresponding extension of such exclusion. In its first notice, the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(o)(14) to subchapter III […]

USTR AMENDS THE SCOPE OF A CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSION

On November 12, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice amending the scope of an existing China 301 List 3 exclusion (the $200 billion tariff action). In its notice, the USTR has amended the exclusion (within U.S. note 20(yy)(75) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS) covering […]

USTR MAKES TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS AND TWO CHINA 301 EXCLUSION EXTENSIONS

In a series of notices to be published in the Federal Register, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has amended the scope of two China 301 exclusions and two China 301 exclusion extensions.  The details of the amendments are set forth below. Exclusion Amendments Original Scope Amended Scope China 301 List Effective […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On October 2, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The eighth […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 AND LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

On September 17, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) and List 2 tariffs (the $16 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The seventh […]

NOTICE OF CHINA 301 LIST 3 PRODUCT EXCLUSION EXTENSION AMENDMENT

The USTR has announced the following technical amendment of a China 301 List 3 product exclusion extension: The extended exclusion described as “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050)” has been amended to read “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050 or 9403.20.0078).” This extended exclusion still runs through December 31, […]