Duty on U.S. imports of certain Russian origin goods to increase to 35 percent

President Biden issued a Proclamation which increases the Column 2 duty rate to 35 for 570 groups of Russian origin products found in Annex A.

The increased rates take effect July 27, 2022, and use a primary Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number of 9903.90.08, with U.S. Note 30 added to Subchapter III of Chapter 99 in the HTS.

This is in addition to previous actions taken since Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, including:

  • Removed Russia and Belarus origin goods from most favored nations status, making them subject to Column 2 duty rates as of April 9, 2022.
  • Prohibited the importation of Russian origin fish, seafood, and preparations thereof; alcoholic beverages; and non-industrial diamonds.
  • Prohibited the importation of Russian origin crude oil; petroleum; petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products of HTS Chapter 27.
  • Prohibited the importation into the U.S., directly or indirectly, of any goods from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) or Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) regions of Ukraine; as well as prohibited the exportation or re-exportation from the U.S. of any goods, to these areas.

This action was taken to further restrict Russia’s ability to benefit economically from sales to the U.S.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has guidance available under Russia-Belarus

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