The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced extensions for some List 1 product exclusions which are set to expire on May 14. The following products will retain their exclusionary status from the additional 25% Section 301 tariffs until December 31, 2020.
|Pressure-reducing Valves, Others
|Grooved Pulleys, Others
|Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment
|Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg
|Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves
|C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
|Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit
|Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks, all the foregoing designed for use with compound optical microscopes
The excluded products are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and 11 specially prepared product descriptions. Exclusions are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. The scope of each inclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth by the USTR, not by the product descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion.
The USTR states that this shortened extension is due to “the cumulative effect of current and possible future exclusions or extensions of exclusions on the effectiveness of” the Section 301 tariffs. The USTR has granted more than 6,200 exclusion requests to date, has extended some of these exclusions, and may consider further extensions. USTR will take account of the cumulative effect of exclusions in considering the possible further extension of these and other exclusions.
Tariff exclusions granted in May 2019 for the following List 1 items are not being extended and will, therefore, expire on May 14, 2020, at which point the 25% additional duty will be imposed.
|Spark-ignition Reciprocating Or Rotary Internal Combustion Piston Engines For Marine Propulsion, Outboard Motors Less Than 22.38 Kw
|Apparatus, including pitchers, bottles, and units designed for incorporation into refrigerators, appliances or sink faucets, the foregoing fitted with filters for filtering or purifying water
|Filtering apparatus, fitted with pumps, designed for use in pools, spas or similar contained bodies of water
|Submersible machinery for filtering water, designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water
|Water distillation machinery and apparatus not covered by heading 8419
|Dust collection equipment for cement, minerals and mining industries
|Trucks, Rider-type, Counterbalanced Fork-lift, Self-propelled Powered By An Electric Motor
|Apron-type chain conveyor
|Machinery for mixing beverages in single servings for direct human consumption, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
|Machinery for reconstituting single serving beverages for direct human consumption from frozen pre-packaged portions, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
|Printed Circuit Assemblies For Automatic Teller Machines Of Subheading 8472.90.10
|Housings designed for hydraulic ball valves, of cast iron or steel, each measuring 5.7 cm by 3.2 cm and weighing 0.528 kg
|DC electric motors, of an output of less than 18.65 W, valued over $4, other than brushless
|AC electric motors, multi-phase, of an output exceeding 14.92 kW but not exceeding 75 kW, other than for use in civil aircraft
|Coils, coil assemblies and other parts of electromagnets
|Radio remote control apparatus for garage doors
|Radio remote control apparatus for pet collars and pet food dispensers
|Remote control devices, hand held and battery powered, designed for use with toy model vehicles and aircraft
|Bezels, covers and housings, the foregoing designed for motor vehicle cameras
|Electromechanical relays, for a voltage exceeding 60 V but not over 250 V, with contacts rated at 10 A or more
|Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm, with 4 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section
|Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 4.8 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.8 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals
|Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 5 cm by 1.7 cm by 1.9 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section
|Snap-action switches, each designed for installation in a wall-mounted enclosure or electrical box
|Ultraviolet or infrared LED light therapy devices for the professional treatment of pain or of ailments of the skin
For more information on the Section 301 tariffs, please contact a member of our Compliance Department at Compliance@oceanair.net.
OCEANAIR will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our China Section 301 Tariff Updates webpage as they become available.