Sec 301

  • Historical Search of Section 301 by HTSUS?

    Question: I’ve been asked to research the history of a Section 301 exclusion. Is there a method to search the full history of an individual HTS relative to Section 301?    When it was first impacted, in this case List 2; then when it might have been excluded (and refundable), and finally when it is […]

  • SEC. 301 EXCLUSION FOR 5603.92.0090

    QUESTION: HTS code 5603.92.0090 was on the Section 301 exclusion list.  However on July 1, 2022 the HTS for nonwoven 5603.92.0090 was discontinued.  The new HTS is 5603.92.0095 and is no longer specifically called out on the Section 301 exclusion list so does this mean the exclusion is no longer valid.  Can I assume they […]

  • SEC. 301 EXCLUSION GRANTS

    QUESTION: There are no current exclusion remedies that I know of for an importer to request USTR to grant an exclusion for certain HTS codes (all of the exclusions have expired).  I welcome the membership’s confirmation of this or, the membership’s solution to request an exclusion for items that are only produced in China and […]

  • Section 301

    QUESTION: I have a broker telling me that for HTS code 3924.10.3000 the section 301 duty was 25%. If I look at the website I can see that the 99 attached to that HTS code is 99038815 which states 7.5%. Is it possible that at some point it was 25% and then changed to 7.5% […]

  • CURRENT SEC 301 HTS CODE LISTING

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a complete list of tariff numbers affected by Section 301 tariffs they could please share? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: This list can be found on the HTS under View “China Tariffs” https://hts.usitc.gov/current %%%%%%%%%% You can check on an hts by hts basis on the USTR website How to Navigate the Section 301 Tariff Process […]

  • Drawback and refund on 301 duties

    QUESTION: My company is contemplating applying for drawback for the first time and am wondering if 301 duty payments as well as the MFN duty paid to CBP are eligible for drawback if the CN origin parts are re-exported? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: Section 301 and Col 1 duties are eligible for Duty Drawback.  That said, it […]

  • SEC. 301 EXCLUSION CODES

    QUESTION: Section 301 Exclusion Code applicability… Is this universally applied to products with the same regular HTS numbers? In other words, as long as each product is assigned with a same regular HTS made in China, is Section 301 HTS applied per the regular HTS numbers or are there other conditions that could hinder Section […]

  • SEC 301 EXCLUSIONS FOR LIGHT STRIPS

    QUESTION: The text says: 9405.40.8440 prior to January 27, 2022, or 9405.42.8440 effective January 27, 2022 Flexible strips, each having embedded light-emitting diodes electrically connected to a molded electrical end connector, each strip wound onto a reel measuring not more than 25 cm in diameter and not more than 1.5 cm in width Does diameter […]

  • SEC 301 EXCLUSION EXTENSION DATES

    QUESTION: The text of the Extension mentions that the exclusions can be applied retroactively back to Oct 12, 2021. Effective with respect to good entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 12, 2021, and before 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on December 31, […]

  • SEC 301 EXCLUSION EXTENSION DATES

    QUESTION: The text of the Extension mentions that the exclusions can be applied retroactively back to Oct 12, 2021. Effective with respect to good entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 12, 2021, and before 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on December 31, […]

  • SEC. 301 EXCLUSIONS

    QUESTION: When exclusions are announced by the USTR for a specific HTS classification, does it apply for all items that are assigned that classification? The language seems to narrow the scope of the exclusion to more than just the HTS classification.  ************ Answers: For Section 301 exclusions, they are not applicable to all items imported […]

  • Do China 301 duties apply to Malaysia assembly

    QUESTION: We have a $150,000 machine that takes about 30 hours to machine and assemble in Malaysia. The 3 key of its 12 parts come from China, and they add up to about $60,000. Can we claim this as made in Malaysia or do we have to pay 301 duties on it? ========== Answers: Made […]