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The USTR announced a number of exclusion extensions which apply to some items found on exclusion set four. This exclusion set was scheduled to expire on May 14, 2020 and applies to certain items covered by round one of the Section 301 tariffs for China origin goods. Any product granted an extension will continue to be entered under provisional number 9903.88.08, while the products not granted an extension will again be assessed a 25 percent additional duty under provisional number 9903.88.01.

This set of exclusion extensions has an expiration date of December 31, 2020. Unless another extension is granted these goods will be eligible for the additional tariffs at that time.

The next exclusion set to expire is round five which has an end date of June 3, 2020. To date, some extensions have been granted on each expiring exclusion set, but the vast majority of the affected products have lost their exemption. You can find the USTR notice of the extensions granted and a complete list of the items on exclusions round four and on the expiring round five at the links below.

If you are currently benefiting from the Section 301 exclusions please be aware that all of the exclusion sets have an expiration date and that most exclusions are scheduled to expire before the end of the year. This August, most of the exclusions granted to products listed on the very diverse Round 3 of the additional tariffs will expire.

For a complete list of exclusions and their respective expiration dates, visit our “CVI Exclusion Guide”. This guide has been updated to reflect all updates (view on desktop for optimal search): Go to CVI’s Exclusion Guide 2020

Sam McClure, LCB
Director of Compliance & Customs Services

USTR Notice of Exclusion Extensions

Round 4 Exclusion Extensions

Set 5 Products Expiring June 3

Go to CVI’s Exclusion Guide 2020

CVI Exclusion Guide 2020

CVI now has a free, complete guide to EVERYTHING you need to know for tariff rounds and exclusions, including:

  • HTS Code
  • Publish Dates
  • Exclusion provision number per set list and round
  • Effective & Extended Expiration Dates

The CVI Exclusion Guide 2020 provides you with a link to original USTR exclusion announcements with a breakdown of each excluded product.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We will be regularly updating this document via our website.

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