July 13, 2020
USTR has determined that action in the form of additional duties of 25% on certain products of France is warranted. The USTR has further determined to suspend application of these additional duties for a period of 180 days (January 6, 2021) to allow additional time for bilateral and multilateral discussions that could lead to a satisfactory resolution of this matter.
The USTR will continue to monitor the effects of the trade action and the progress made toward resolution of this matter.
HTS numbers impacted are below from Annex A of this order:
3304.10.00, 3304.20.00, 3304.30.00, 3304.91.00, 3304.99.50, 3401.11.10, 3401.11.50, 3401.19.00, 3401.20.00, 3401.30.10, 3401.30.50, 4202.21.30, 4202.21.60, 4202.21.90, 4202.22.15, 4202.22.40, 4202.22.45, 4202.22.60, 4202.22.70, 4202.22.81, 4202.22.89
Items impacted range from make-up preparations, soaps to handbags of various styles. Please refer to Annex B here for short descriptions of the above HTS numbers impacted by this order.
Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities- for assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com.