Section 301 Duties Update

January 22, 2020

China List 4A Reduction to 7.5% Effective February 14, 2020

The U.S.-China Phase One trade agreement signed on January 15, 2020 announced the reduction of List 4A tariffs from 15% to 7.5%. The USTR published official notice on January 22, 2020 (85 FR 3741) that the reduction is scheduled to enter into force on February 14, 2020. The HTSUS number for List 4A duty sanctions remains as 9903.88.15.

Proposed Section 301 Duty Retaliation for France Digital Services Tax

The USTR and various news agencies have reported that the U.S. will not move forward on the tariffs on French imports as the two countries work toward a solution on the Digital Services Taxation. France has agreed to suspend a tax on American technology companies in exchange for a postponement of the retaliatory tariff on French goods.

If you have questions about Section 301 duties or other Customs matters, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-986-8780.


George R. Tuttle, III is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle.

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