19-03-2020

On 13 March 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the extension of certain second batch product exclusions from 25% tariffs imposed on Mainland products worth about US$34 billion under the Section 301 investigation. The extension will apply as of 25 March 2020 until 25 March 2021. Highlights are as follows:

    1. Two existing 10-digit HTSUS subheadings 8412.21.0045 and 8607.21.1000 covering certain hydraulic power engines and motors (telescoping); air brakes and parts for railway or tramway passenger coaches, freight cars and others; and
    2. Products include breast pumps; hand-held ultraviolet water purifiers; filters designed to remove sulfites from wine; automated data processing storage units (other than magnetic disk drive units); AC electric motors and inoculator sets of plastics, etc.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Tam at 2398 5682 or Ms KY Ho of the Trade and Industry Department (“TID”) at 2398 5405.

For details, please see:
TID’s Commercial Information Circular No. 235/2020
https://www.tid.gov.hk/english/aboutus/tradecircular/cic/americas/2020/ci2352020.html

USTR Notice
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Notice_of_Extensions_for_Exclusions_Expiring_March_2020.pdf

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