U.S. product exclusion extensions, Section 301 action concerning medical-care products imported from China (COVID-19)

Further extension of certain product exclusions through November 30, 2022

Further extension of certain product exclusions through November 30, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today posted on its website a notice of extension of certain product exclusions with regard to the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

Prior notices excluded from additional duties certain medical-care products that were to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The USTR in November 2021 determined to extend 81 of the product exclusions for an additional six months. Read TradeNewsFlash

The USTR notice [PDF 117 KB] announces the determination to further extend certain product exclusions—that is, to remove Section 301 customs duties from medical-care products that address COVID-19—through November 30, 2022.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released guidance—CSMS #52055728 (June 1, 2022)—regarding the extension of these product exclusions.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
Partner and Global Practice Leader
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John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
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Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
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Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
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Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
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Irina Vaysfeld
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Amie Ahanchian
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Christopher Young
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Gisele Belotto
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George Zaharatos
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Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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Jessica Libby
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