On December 16, 2022, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it will extend the currently scheduled expiration date of 352 China 301 tariff exclusions that had been reinstated earlier this year. Instead of expiring on December 31, 2022, the affected exclusions will remain in effect through September 30, 2023. The impacted items, which cover specified items on each of the China 301 lists, can be accessed here.
This development is separate from the recent action by the USTR in extending the China 301 tariff exclusions on 81 “COVID items” through February 28, 2023. More information and a list of the specific items in question can be accessed here.
Finally, as part of its review of the overall future of the China 301 tariffs, the USTR is continuing to solicit public comments (through January 17, 2023) as to the effectiveness of these tariffs and the corresponding effects on the U.S. economy. More information here.