Skip to main content

In Brief

China Considers Product Exclusion Process for Section 301 Retaliatory Tariffs

30 August 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
China is considering a product exclusion process for the retaliatory tariffs it imposed on certain US-origin goods in response to the recent US Section 301 tariffs. The product exclusion process under development aims to show that China intends to use a public and transparent process to make decisions on which tariff items and/or products should be excluded from the retaliatory tariffs.

Limited details are available at this point. The Ministry of Finance and certain industry organizations or “chambers” might play important roles in the exclusion process. Parties eligible to submit an exclusion request may be limited to Chinese interested parties. The exclusion is likely to be granted on a product-specific basis, with due consideration given to whether the related 8-digit code is generally proper for exclusion. Whether there exists an adequate substitute for the US product could be a consideration. These details are subject to change until an official announcement is made, which may happen soon.

Authors

  • Duane W. Layton
    T +1 202 263 3811
  • Jing Zhang
    Associate
    T +1 202 263 3385
The Build a Report feature requires the use of cookies to function properly. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. If you do not accept cookies, this function will not work. For more information please see our Privacy Policy

You have no pages selected. Please select pages to email then resubmit.