Second Tariff Exclusion List for U.S.
Imports Issued by China

May 13, 2020

On May 12, 2020 the Chinese State Council Customs Tariff Commission issued a second tariff exclusion list for U.S. imports. The second tariff exclusions will be effective from May 19, 2020 to May 18, 2021. Applications for refunds should be made within 6 months of the announcement. Click here to view the original announcement in Chinese.

An English version of the tariffs subject to this exclusion can be downloaded here. This list in the original Chinese can be accessed here.

For U.S. items not included in the first or second list of exclusions, importers may apply for a market-based procurement exclusion in accordance with the “Announcement of the State Council’s Tariff Commission on Carrying out the Market-Based Procurement and Exclusion of Products Subject to Customs Addition to the United States” (Tax Commission Announcement (2020) No. 2.

If you have questions about these or other Customs matters, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-254-5986.


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