USTR Extends Exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs to Allow for Comments on a Review of the Exclusions and Alignment with Four-Year Review

December 26, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced the further extension through May 31, 2024, of the reinstated and COVID-related exclusions in the China Section 301 Investigation.  The exclusions were previously scheduled to expire on December 31, 2023.  USTR announced the opening of a docket for public comments on existing exclusions on January 22, 2024.  The extension will enable the orderly review of the exclusions consistent with statutory factors and objectives to identify in which cases additional time would enable shifts in sourcing to the United States or third countries.  The extension will also facilitate the alignment of further decisions on these exclusions with the ongoing four-year review.

Additional information is set out in the Federal Register Notice, which can be viewed here.