TGA Urges Congress to Reinstate China 301 Tariffs Product Exclusion Process

On May 26, TGA joined hundreds of organizations in urging Congress to press the Biden administration to reinstate, and improve, the product exclusion process for the China Section 301 tariffs. There were dozens of product exclusion petitions for travel goods during the previous process, many of which were arbitrarily rejected. A reinstated and improved product exclusion process might provide new opportunities for the industry to eliminate the punitive tariffs on certain U.S. travel goods imports from China. U.S. travel goods imports from China remain subject to 25% punitive tariffs. These tariffs are in addition to the normal 17-20% tariffs paid on U.S. travel goods imports from China, leading to an effective tariff rate of around 42-45%.