On December 16, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) extended the tariff exemption period for several seafood products processed by China for nine months from January 2, 2023 to September 30, 2023.
As in the past, USTR will send instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding entry guidance and enforcement, as listed below:
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) not frozen (HS: 0304.72.5000);
Alaskan flounder plaice and others, peeled, portioned, chopped, ground or cut to uniform sizes weighing more than 4.5 kg each (0304.83, 1015, 1020, 5015, 5050 and 5090);
King crab meat, frozen in airtight containers, each piece weighing 1-1.2 kg (1605.10.2010);
Snow crab meat (C. opilio), frozen in airtight containers, each piece weighing 1-1.2 kg (1605.10.2022);
Dungeness crab meat, frozen in airtight containers, each piece weighing 1-1.2 kg (1605.10.2030);
Crab meat (except king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab and swimming crab) frozen in airtight containers, each piece weighing 1-1.2 kg (1605.10.2090).
China-origin tilapia, squid, shrimp, eel, catfish, swimming crab, crayfish and other commodities are not included in the exemption list and will continue to be subject to 25% tariffs.
The link to the USTR specific notification information is as follows: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2022-12/Federal%20Register%20Notice%20of%20Extension%20of%20Reinstated%20Product%20Exclusions%20-%20December%2016% 2C%202022.pdf