Importers Could Face Higher Tariffs Jan. 1
December 11, 2023 // Advisories
Importers of numerous goods from China could face higher tariffs starting Jan. 1, 2024, if hundreds of Section 301 tariff exclusions expire as scheduled Dec. 31. These include more than 300 exclusions of various products (click here for full list) as well as exclusions for 77 medical care products needed to address the COVID-pandemic. These exclusions are currently available for any product that meets the specified HTSUS numbers and product descriptions, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.
Any reimposed tariffs would join those that remain in effect on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of imports from China, which are expected to remain in effect regardless of the results of a review of those tariffs the Biden administration expects to conclude by the end of this year. However, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has said some changes are possible, including removals and/or additions, as well as a new exclusion process.
In the meantime, efforts to ameliorate the impact of the China Section 301 tariffs are continuing.
– ST&R is advocating for the renewal of all previously approved exclusions and the creation of a process allowing for new exclusion requests (for more information, please contact email@example.com).
– There are a number of proven and legitimate ways to effectively avoid the tariffs or limit their impact (click here for more information).