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77 COVID-Related Section 301 Exclusions Extended Through Sept 30

By In Section 301 China Tariffs, USA Trade Alerts On 15th May 2023

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the extension of 77 COVID-related medical-care product exclusions to Section 301 tariffs.

The new scheduled expiration date is September 30, 2023. USTR assigned a new additional tariff number, 9903.88.68, to the extended exclusions. 

The USTR extended all 81 COVID-related exclusions to allow for a transition period through May 31, 2023. The exclusions were previously scheduled to expire on May 15, 2023.  

Four exclusions were not extended, and will expire on May 31, 2023. 

Exclusions not renewed are as follows:

  • Disposable cloths of nonwoven textile materials impregnated, coated, or covered with organic surface-active preparations for washing the skin, put up for retail sale (described in statistical reporting number 3401.11.5000) 
  • 4818.90.0000 prior to July 1, 2020; 4818.90.0020 or 4818.90.0080 effective 1-Jul-20 
  • 5603.14.9090 
  • Protective Articles (described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0000 prior to January 1, 2021; described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0010 or 9004.90.0090 effective January 1, 2021) 

For a complete list of product exclusions available to importers, please consult the FAQs on our 301 China Action page.  

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