On May 12, 2020, the China State Tariff Commission of the State Council issued a new round of tariff exemptions on China’s Batch 2 of $60 billion worth of US imports. China implemented retaliatory tariffs following the Trump administration’s imposition of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imported goods. This is the second instance of exclusions in this Batch and the announcement from the State Tariff Commission claims that several of the products of this list include goods which are being excluded for the second time.

The exclusions will be valid from May 19, 2020 through May 18, 2021 and the refund of duties will apply to relevant imports within the past 6 months from the date of publication of this exclusion notice. In total, the exclusion list includes 79 products. Notable products included on these exclusions include various rare earth metal ores, certain chemical products, and alloy wires and tube.

Here is a link to an unofficial translation of the exclusion list in English:


Here is a link to the official announcement in Chinese:


Here is a link to the official exclusion list in Chinese: