Proposed Section 301 Duties for
Imports From Select Countries

April 1, 2021

In the March 31, 2021 of the Federal Register, the Office of the Federal Trade Representative (USTR) proposed new Section 301 duties in response to increased Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) enacted by the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Spain, Turkey and India. The USTR is inviting comment from the import community on the proposed Section 301 duties of up to 25%. Comments are due by April 30, 2021.

The merchandise subject to the proposed Section 301 duties differs between each country of export. The proposed duties cover imports including various food stuffs, clothing, high tech merchandise and optics. Below are links to the individual Federal Register notices, which list the specific tariffs for merchandise imported from each country that the USTR proposes should be subject to the Section 301 duties.

If you have questions about filing a court action on the List 3 or List 4A exclusions, seeking a refund of past duties paid under Sec. 301, and/or discussing Sec. 301 duty avoidance strategies, such as use of country of origin transference or use of “First Sale” valuation, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-288-0428.


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