Section 301 China – Exclusions
Extended & Short Deadline for Exclusions
Expiring May and June 2020

April 10, 2020

April 2019 List 1 Exclusions Extended until 4/18/2021

On April 10, 2020 the USTR published in the Federal Register (85 FR 20333) eight LIST 1 items that were granted exclusion extensions to the Section 301 duties levied on goods. These extensions are effective for goods entered from July 6, 2018 and before April 18, 2021. 

Below is a comprehensive list of the items along with their HTS numbers:

HTS #

Heading / Subheading

HTS Description

List

8420.10.9080

Product Specific

Roller machines designed for cutting, etching or embossing paper, foil or fabric, manually powered (described in statistical reporting number 8420.10.9080)

1

8425.39.0100

Product Specific

Ratchet winches designed for use with textile fabric strapping (described in statistical reporting number 8425.39.0100)

1

8431.20.0000

Product Specific

Counterweight castings of iron or steel designed for use on fork lift and other works trucks (described in statistical reporting number 8431.20.0000)

1

8431.20.0000

Product Specific

Tines, carriages, and other goods handling apparatus and parts designed for use on fork lift and other works trucks (described in statistical reporting number 8431.20.0000)

1

8479.90.9496

Product Specific

Reject doors, pin protectors, liners, front walls, grates, hammers, rotor and end disc caps, and anvil and breaker bars, of iron or steel, the foregoing parts of metal shredders (described in statistical reporting number 8479.90.9496)

1

8479.90.9496

Product Specific

Steering wheels designed for watercraft, of stainless steel, having a wheel diameter exceeding 27 cm but not exceeding 78 cm (described in statistical reporting number 8479.90.9496)

1

8481.90.9040

Product Specific

Pipe brackets of aluminum, each with 4 ports, the foregoing measuring 27.9 cm x 20.3 cm x 17.8 cm and weighing 11.34 kg, designed for installation into air brake control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)

1

9030.33.3800

Product Specific

Instruments for measuring or checking voltage or electrical connections; electrical circuit tracers (described in statistical reporting number 9030.33.3800)

1

Brokers, importers and other entry filers will continue to use HTS 9903.88.07 for the above exclusion.

Reminder in order to recover duties, if the entries are unliquidated a PSC needs to be filed; if the entries are liquidated, a protest needs to be filed within 180 days after the liquidation date to protect the right to receive a refund of duties paid.

Certain Tariffs will No Longer be Subject to an Exclusion Exemption on April 18, 2020

The following HTS numbers will be removed from the exclusion exemption on April 18. Brokers, importers and other filers will revert to for the following:

HTS #

Heading / Subheading

HTS Description

List

8413.19.0000

Product Specific

Pumps designed for countertop appliances for serving beer, the foregoing that control the level of carbonation by means of sonic waves (described in statistical reporting number 8413.19.0000)

1

8421.21.0000

Product Specific

Water oxidizers and chlorinators (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)

1

8428.33.0000

Product Specific

Continuous action elevators and conveyors, designed to convey mineral materials (described in statistical reporting number 8428.33.0000)

1

8466.93.9885

Product Specific

Parts of drill sharpening machines (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.9885)

1

8479.90.9496

Product Specific

Outer shells of hydraulic accumulators, of iron or non-alloy steel, cylindrical with hemispherical heads on each end (described in statistical reporting number 8479.90.9496)

1

8479.90.9496

Product Specific

Parts of mechanical awnings and shades (described in statistical reporting number 8479.90.9496)

1

8481.10.0090

Product Specific

Pressure regulators of brass or bronze, whether high or low inlet type, having a rated flow rate of 55,000 - 150,000 BTU/hr, maximum inlet pressure of 0.17 MPa to 1. 72 MPa, inlet connection with POL or thread type of fitting (described in statistical reporting number 8481.10.0090)

1

8481.90.9040

Product Specific

Push pins and C-poles of steel, designed for use in variable force solenoid valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)

1

8482.10.5032

Product Specific

Ball bearings of a width not exceeding 30 mm (described in statistical reporting number 8482.10.5032)

1

8504.90.9690

Product Specific

Inductor baseplates of aluminum, each with a length measuring 149.20 mm or more but not over 275 mm, with a width measuring 119.40 mm or more but not over 232 mm and with a depth of 10.50 mm or more but not over 19 mm, with a weight of 0.48 kg or more but not over 3.2 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8504.90.9690)

1

8515.90.4000

Product Specific

Parts of soldering irons and soldering machines (described in statistical reporting number 8515.90.4000)

1

8536.50.9065

Product Specific

Motor vehicle gear shift switch assemblies, comprised of a plunger, connector and gear shift lever (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9065)

1

8536.50.9065

Product Specific

Pressure switches designed for use in heat pumps and air-conditioning condensers having a rating of 1.90 megapascals or more but not over 4.55 megapascals (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9065)

1

 

REMINDERS EXCLUSIONS EXPIRING IN MAY & JUNE

The USTR has accelerated its timeline for requesting the extension of exclusions set to expire on May 14, 2020 and on June 4, 2020. 

  • For exclusions granted in May 2019, and set to expire of May 14, 2020, requests for extensions must be received by April 12, 2020.  See 85 FR 12373 of March 2, 2020 for further information.

HTS # Expiring May 14, 2020

8407.21.0040

8473.40.1000

8526.92.5000

8421.21.0000

8481.10.0090

8526.92.5000

8421.21.0000

8481.90.9040

8526.92.5000

8421.21.0000

8481.90.9040

8529.90.8100

8421.21.0000

8481.90.9040

8536.49.0075

8421.21.0000

8481.90.9040

8536.50.9035

8421.39.8015

8481.90.9040

8536.50.9035

8421.39.8015

8481.90.9040

8536.50.9035

8427.10.4000

8481.90.9040

8536.50.9040

8428.33.0000

8481.90.9040

9011.10.8000

8428.39.0000

8483.50.9040

9011.90.0000

8428.39.0000

8501.10.4060

9018.20.0040

8438.80.0000

8501.52.8040

8438.80.0000

8505.90.7501

  • For exclusions granted in June 2019, and set to expire June 4, 2020, requests for extensions must be received by April 30, 2020.  See 85 FR 16181 of March 20, 2020 for further information.

HTS # Expiring June 4, 2020

8404.40.4000

8428.90.0290

8529.10.4040

8404.40.4000

8428.90.0290

8529.90.9900

8404.40.4000

8428.90.0290

8536.41.0050

8411.99.9085

8428.90.0290

8536.50.9035

8413.50.0010

8429.40.0020

8536.50.9035

8413.50.0070

8429.52.1010

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8430.10.0000

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.50.9035

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.50.9065

8413.70.2004

8431.39.0010

8536.90.4000

8413.70.2005

8431.39.0010

8536.90.4000

8413.70.2090

8431.39.0010

8536.90.4000

8413.91.9010

8431.49.9010

8536.90.4000

8413.91.9010

8455.22.0000

8536.90.4000

8413.91.9060

8455.22.0000

8536.90.4000

8413.91.9060

8482.10.5060

8536.90.4000

8414.90.4190

8482.40.0000

8536.90.4000

8418.69.0110

8482.99.0500

8536.90.4000

8418.69.0180

8482.99.6595

8536.90.4000

8418.69.0180

8483.90.8010

8536.90.4000

8419.19.0040

8501.53.8040

8536.90.4000

8419.40.0080

8504.40.4000

8537.10.8000

8419.90.3000

8504.90.6500

8543.30.9040

8421.99.0080

8504.90.6500

9018.19.9560

8421.99.0080

8504.90.6500

9018.19.9560

8427.10.8090

8504.90.6500

9018.19.9560

8525.60.1050

9024.10.0000

 

Visit our website site for the comprehensive EXCLUSION LIST, which includes all exclusions granted and technical amendments, corrections to typographic and/or ministerial errors to date.

If you have questions about filing an exclusion request, seeking a refund of past duties paid under Sec. 301, and/or discussing Sec. 301 duty avoidance strategies, such as use of country of origin transference or use of “First Sale” valuation, contact George R. Tuttle, III at geo@tuttlelaw.com or at 415-254-5986.

The information in this article is general in nature and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with respect to any event or occurrence and may not be considered as such.

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