With round after round of tariffs on Chinese goods, announcements, removals, exclusions, delays, increases and, of course, tweets regarding all of the above, it can be easy to get lost on where, exactly, things stand with respect to Tariffs implemented under Section 301 of the Trade Act. Below we provide a brief overview and reference chart, complete with links to the relevant notices. We will update the chart as the U.S. government adds, removes, or changes the tariffs.

** Updated as of September 3, 2019 **

List 1

Date

On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the imposition of a 25% tariff on $34 Billion worth of goods imported from China.
USTR proposed to increase List 1 tariffs to 30% effective October 1, 2019. Comments on this proposal are due by September 20, 2019.
Proposed Tariff Action 04/06/2018
25% duty effective on List 1 products
HTS Codes of List 1 products
06/20/2018
Closing date for exclusion requests 10/09/2018
Request for comments on the proposal to increase tariffs to 30% (84 FR 46212) 09/20/2019
Exclusion Requests Granted Date
Batch No. 1 (83 FR 67463) 12/28/2018
Batch No. 2 (84 FR 11152) 03/25/2019
Batch No. 3 (84 FR 16310) 04/18/2019
Batch No. 4 (84 FR 21389) 05/14/2019
Batch No. 5 (84 FR 25895) 06/04/2019
Batch No. 6 (84 FR 32821) 07/08/2019

 

List 2 Date
On June 20, 2018, the USTR announced the imposition of a 25% tariff on $16 Billion worth of goods imported from China.
USTR proposed to increase List 2 tariffs to 30% effective October 1, 2019. Comments on this proposal are due by September 20, 2019.
Proposed Tariff Action 06/20/2018
25% duty effective on List 2 products
HTS Codes of List 2 products
08/16/2018
Closing date for exclusion requests 12/18/2018
Request for comments on the proposal to increase tariffs to 30% (84 FR 46212) 09/20/2019
Exclusion Requests Granted Date
Batch No. 1 (84 FR 37381) 07/31/2019

 

List 3 Date
On September 21, 2018, the USTR announced the imposition of a 10% tariff on $200 Billion worth of goods imported from China. On May 9, 2019, those tariffs were raised to 25%.
USTR proposed to increase List 3 tariffs to 30% effective October 1, 2019. Comments on this proposal are due by September 20, 2019.
Proposed Tariff Action 07/17/2018
25% additional duty effective on List 3 products
HTS Codes for List 3 products (as amended)
05/09/2019
Closing date for exclusion requests
Exclusion Request Portal (and Guidance)
09/30/2019
Request for comments on the proposal to increase tariffs to 30% (84 FR 46212) 09/20/2019
Exclusion Requests Granted Date
Batch No. 1 (84 FR 38717) 08/07/2019

 

List 4 Date
On May 17, 2019, the USTR announced the imposition of a 10 % additional tariff on $300 Billion worth of goods imported from China. On August 14, 2019, the goods on List 4 have been separated into List 4A and List 4B, with two different effective tariff imposition dates. So far, no dates or process for List 4 exclusion requests have been announced.
On August 28, 2019, those tariffs were raised to 15%.
Announcement 08/13/2019
15% additional duty effective on List 4A products 09/01/2019
15% additional duty effective on List 4B products 12/15/2019

*Julien Blanquart is an intern at Sheppard Mullin.