U.S. extends tariff exclusions on some Chinese categories until May 31

The office of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Tuesday announced a further extension of China “Section 301” tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese imports and 77 COVID-19-related categories till May 31, 2024.

The import tariff exclusions include industrial components such as pumps and electric motors, some car parts and chemicals, bicycles and vacuum cleaners. The COVID-related exclusions include medical products like face masks, examination gloves and hand sanitizing wipes.

The exclusions were previously scheduled to expire on December 31. The extension will allow for further consideration under the statutory four-year review, Tai’s office said in a statement.

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