GUIDANCE: Section 301 $200B 8th Round of Product Exclusions

GUIDANCE: Section 301 $200B 8th Round of Product Exclusions

BACKGROUND
On February 05, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 6674 announcing the decision to grant the eighth round of certain exclusion requests from the Section 301 duty related to goods from China ($200B Action – Tranche 3).

These product exclusions relate to the imposed additional duties announced in 83 FR 47974 on Chinese goods with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. The product exclusions announced in this notice retroactively apply as of the September 24, 2018 effective date of the $200 billion action (Tranche 3), and will extend through August 7, 2020.

The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description as set out in Annex A to Federal Register Notice 85 FR 6674, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. Further, the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 10-digit headings and product descriptions in the Annex; not by the product descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion. For ease of reference, a link to the entire Federal Register Notice is embedded in this message.

The functionality for the acceptance of the eighth round of products of China excluded from Section 301 duties will be available in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as of Noon, February 14, 2020.

GUIDANCE
Instructions for importers, brokers and filers on submitting entries to CBP containing products granted exclusions by the USTR from the Section 301 measures as set out in 85 FR 6674 are as follows:

Summary of Section 301 Duties on Products of China - Additional Duties Accessed
Summary of Section 301 Duties on Products of China - Product Exclusions Granted
For more information related to the eighth round of products of China excluded from Section 301 duties, please refer to 85 FR 6674, issued February 5, 2020. Questions from the importing community concerning ACE entry rejections involving product exclusions should be referred to their CBP Client Representative. Questions related to Section 301 entry-filing requirements, please email traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov.  

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