We Are Here To Assist With Section 301 Tariffs

Posted on September 27, 2018

On September 18, 2018, the USTR issued a press release on the finalization of tariff numbers for goods on Section 301 List 3. The additional tariffs of 10% will be effective on September 24, 2018, with the rate increasing to 25% on January 1, 2019.  List 3 can be found here.

The list contains 5,745 HTS subheadings (down from the original 6,031 subheadings that were originally announced on July 10, 2018). Companies are advised to review the list of HTS numbers to determine if their products are on the list.

The formal notice was published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 21, 2018. No information on how to request exclusions has been published for List 3. However, the USTR has published instructions for List 2 exclusion requests which are due by December 18, 2018.

It’s of course worth noting that Beijing responded with new duties on $60 billion in U.S. goods, and cancelled a meeting with the Trump Administration.

China’s Ministry of Commerce said its duties will range between 5 and 10 percent and take effect Monday, the same day as the latest tranche of U.S. duties. A full list of products was not immediately available.