Tariff Commission Announcement [2020] No. 3 of February 21, 2020, indicates that the State Council Customs Tariff Commission reviewed valid applications submitted by applicants and decided to grant exclusions from the second batch of tariffs imposed on goods from the United States in two lists. The related matters are announced as follows:

  • For goods listed in List 1, from February 28, 2020 to February 27, 2021 (one year), the tariffs imposed as countermeasures against the US 301 measures will no longer be levied. The customs duties and taxes that have been levied shall be refunded, and the relevant import enterprises shall apply to the customs for processing within 6 months from the date of publication of the exclusion list.
  • For the goods listed in List 2, from February 28, 2020 to February 27, 2021 (one year), the tariffs imposed as countermeasures against the US 301 measures will no longer be levied. Duties collected have not been refunded.

The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council will continue to exclude tariffs on the United States, and publish a subsequent batch of exclusion lists in due course.