The USTR announced a small extension for certain products subject to the Section 301 List#3 tariff. It was initially announced that List#3 products that exported from China prior to May 10, 2019 had a deadline to enter before June 1, 2019 to maintain a duty rate of 10%. If the products entered on June 1, 2019 or afterwards, they would be subject to the increased tariff of 25%. The USTR adjusted the deadline to June 15, 2019. Therefore products that exported from China prior to May 10, 2019 and enter before June 15, 2019 will now be able to maintain the 10% tariff. Products entering on June 15, 2019 or after will be subject to the 25% increase.
Please note that due to the last minute nature of this announcement, Customs and Border Protection has not yet been able to update their software to account for this adjustment. There are shipments that may have arrived and entered over the weekend (on either June 1 or 2nd) or even today, June 3rd, that currently show the increased tariff of 25% on the entry summary. Until CBP formally adjusts their software system, entries subject to list#3 extension may still show an increased tariff of 25% if it enters on June 1, 2019 through June 14, 2019. We will make the appropriate adjustments to the tariff once CBP adds an update to their software.