Newsflash: Sec 301 List 3: U.S. Extends 25% Tariff Exemption to certain Seafood from China
Some good news!
One day before the tariff exemptions to certain seafood is due to expire (August 7, 2020), USTR just issued a notice granting extension of the tariff exemptions to certain seafood products from China through December 31, 2020. In today’s USTR notice, there is no exemptions for shipments that are en route to the U.S. from China .
Here are a list of the seafood tariff lines to which exclusions will continue to apply:
• Alaskan sole (yellowfin, rock or flathead), frozen in blocks, in cases with net weight of more than 4.5 kg (described in statistical reporting number 0304.83.5015)
• King crab meat, frozen in blocks each weighing at least 1 kg but not more than 1.2 kg, in airtight containers (described in statistical reporting number 1605.10.2010)
• Snow crab meat (C. opilio), frozen in blocks, in airtight containers each with net weight of not more than 1.2 kg (described in statistical reporting number 1605.10.2022)
• Dungeness crab meat, frozen in blocks, in airtight containers with net weight of not more than 1.2 kg (described in statistical reporting number 1605.10.2030)
• Crab meat (other than King crab, Snow crab, Dungeness or swimming crabs), frozen in blocks, in airtight containers with net weight of not more than 1.5 kg (described in statistical reporting number 1605.10.2090)
There are as many as 266 items that will continue to receive exemptions under Iist 3 but the USTR declined to extend red swimming crabmeat, tilapia and slipper lobster exclusions.
Federal Register Notice and CBP’s CSMS alert is expected to be issued at anytime.
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