Section 301 updates for October 3rd, 2019

USTR issued two Federal Register notices granting new exclusions for about 200 HTS lines that fall under List 1 and List 2.  CBP will provide additional guidance for the exclusions in the coming days.

  • List 1 Exclusions – Retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will expire on October 2, 2020.
  • List 2 Exclusions – Retroactive to August 23, 2018 and will expire on October 2, 2020.

USTR is still working through their process on the proposed increase of the tariffs on Lists 1-3 from 25 to 30 percent.  The tariff increases were supposed to take effect on October 1, but was delayed to October 15 based upon a tweet from President Trump.  USTR has said that they will publish a Federal Register soon regarding the proposed increase.  As a reminder, the proposed increase in the tariffs were subject to notice and comments.  AFT submitted comments in opposition to the proposed increase.  We will share the FR notice as soon as it’s published.