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Extensions Announced for China List 1 Exclusions Expiring on May 14, 2020

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.

 

HSTUS # Product
8481.10.0090 Pressure-reducing Valves, Others
8483.50.9040 Grooved Pulleys, Others
8421.21.0000 Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment
8421.39.8015 Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg
8481.90.9040 Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves
8481.90.9040 C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
9011.10.8000 Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit
9011.90.0000 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.

 

Expiring 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.

HTSUS # Product
8407.21.0040 Spark-ignition Reciprocating Or Rotary Internal Combustion Piston Engines For Marine Propulsion, Outboard Motors Less Than 22.38 Kw
8421.21.0000 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
8421.21.0000 Filtering apparatus, fitted with pumps, designed for use in pools, spas or similar contained bodies of water
8421.21.0000 Submersible machinery for filtering water, designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water
8421.21.0000 Water distillation machinery and apparatus not covered by heading 8419
8421.39.8015 Dust collection equipment for cement, minerals and mining industries
8427.10.4000 Trucks, Rider-type, Counterbalanced Fork-lift, Self-propelled Powered By An Electric Motor
8428.33.0000 Apron-type chain conveyor
8428.39.0000 Roller conveyors
8428.39.0000 Vibrating conveyors
8438.80.0000 Machinery for mixing beverages in single servings for direct human consumption, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
8438.80.0000 Machinery for reconstituting single serving beverages for direct human consumption from frozen pre-packaged portions, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
8473.40.1000 Printed Circuit Assemblies For Automatic Teller Machines Of Subheading 8472.90.10
8481.90.9040 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
8501.10.4060 DC electric motors, of an output of less than 18.65 W, valued over $4, other than brushless
8501.52.8040 AC electric motors, multi-phase, of an output exceeding 14.92 kW but not exceeding 75 kW, other than for use in civil aircraft
8505.90.7501 Coils, coil assemblies and other parts of electromagnets
8526.92.5000 Radio remote control apparatus for garage doors
8526.92.5000 Radio remote control apparatus for pet collars and pet food dispensers
8526.92.5000 Remote control devices, hand held and battery powered, designed for use with toy model vehicles and aircraft
8529.90.8100 Bezels, covers and housings, the foregoing designed for motor vehicle cameras
8536.49.0075 Electromechanical relays, for a voltage exceeding 60 V but not over 250 V, with contacts rated at 10 A or more
8536.50.9035 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
8536.50.9035 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
8536.50.9035 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
8536.50.9040 Snap-action switches, each designed for installation in a wall-mounted enclosure or electrical box
9018.20.0040 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.

 

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