U.S. Government Asks Whether China Tranche 3 Tariff Exclusions Should be Extended Beyond August 7
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requests comments on whether to extend the exclusions granted under the China Tranche 3 tariffs beyond the current August 7, 2020 expiration date. USTR has granted exclusions only on 22 specific travel goods items to date, out of 868 petitions (see travel goods exclusions 44-51 on pages 17163-17164, see exclusions 18-24 on pages 23125-23126, see exclusions 27-29 on pages 8-9, see exclusion 5 on page 9922, see exclusions 31-32 on pages 6678-6679, see exclusion 5 on page 550). Under Tranche 3, U.S. travel goods imports from China are subject to 25% punitive tariffs (in addition to normal tariffs), unless they have been granted an exclusion. Comments are due June 8. TGA plans to submit comments in support of extending the exclusions.