U.S. extends tariff exclusions on some Chinese textiles at the 11th hour

WASHINGTON – Just days before they were to elapse, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended tariff exclusions on a few home textiles categories made in China.

The exclusions had been scheduled to expire on May 31, according to Robert “Bob” Leo, legal counsel to the Home Fashion Products Assn.

The tariff exclusions on the following products made in China have been extended to May 31, 2025:

  • Feather
  • Down
  • Pillow shells of cotton, filled with goose or duck down
  • Protective cotton encasements for pillows
  • Certain lotion dispensers weighing less than 3 kg.
  • Certain silk fabrics
  • Certain long pile knit fabrics

In a memo to HFPA members, Leo noted that certain woven fabrics and yarns on the list will lose their exclusions at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 14.

The full USTR list updating which products will and will not receive tariff exclusions was published on Friday, May 24. It covers a sweeping variety of products, including water purifiers, garage door openers and electrolytic capacitors. Leo noted that about 60% of the categories on the list will not have their exclusions renewed.

“If you have an existing exclusion, the best way to search the notice is by tariff subheading, the HTS code, to determine which Annex, C or D, lists your product,” advised Leo, a partner at Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury, which specializes in Customs and trade law.

See also:

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  • China to Mexico container shipping climbs 60% in a year

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