On August 21, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice exempting Section 301 import tariffs for two additional List/Tranche 3 products from China (import from China with an annual trade value of $200 billion):

  • Wallets, whether or not with wrist straps, of reinforced plastics, each measuring at least 17.5 cm long by 2 cm wide by 11 cm high and not more than 19 cm long by 2 cm wide by 11 cm high (described in statistical reporting number 4202.32.1000); and
  • Mixtures containing N,N-dimethyldodecan-1-amine (CAS No. 112-18-5) and N,N-dimethyltetradecan-1-amine (CAS No. 112-75-4) (described in statistical reporting number 3824.99.9297).

The USTR also made eight technical amendments to prior product exclusion descriptions previously published in the annexes of Federal Register notices published on October 28, 2019February 5, 2020, and May 8, 2020.

The exclusions will apply from September 24, 2018, through August 7, 2020. The exclusions are governed by the scope of the HTS headings and the product descriptions appearing in the annex of the Federal Register notice; they are not governed by the product descriptions set out in any particular exclusion request. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will soon issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. The USTR will continue to issue determinations on pending requests on a periodic basis. Please contact us to discuss whether we can assist in determining if your product might fit within one of these exclusions.