Update on China Section 301 (List 4A) Tariffs

Exclusions to the additional 7.5% tariff on goods from China under China Section 301 (List 4A) expired on September 1.

All goods previously listed will now be subject to an additional 7.5% tariff except those granted extension by the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Exclusions are being extended for less than 100 products (see list here), however, those extensions are only valid through December 31.

Some Background on the Tariffs

In August last year, by order of the President of the United States, the USTR imposed additional duties of 15 percent on certain China goods related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion, referred to as List4A. The duty increase was later reduced to a 7.5 percent increase. Since then, the USTR has issued exclusions and allowed for public comment to request extensions to particular goods. Most exclusions for products on List 4A expired on September 1 with a few extensions through December 31.

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