Sporting Goods, Toys Among New China List 4A Tariff Exclusions; Retroactive Refunds Available

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced 10 additional product exclusions from the additional 7.5% Section 301 tariffs on List 4A goods from China.  Excluded products include sporting goods, toys, and glassware.  According to international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, it is likely that these will be the last List 4A exclusions.

The excluded products are reflected in one ten-digit subheadings and 9 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 25 separate exclusion requests.  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.

HTS Code Product Description
3926.90.9990 before 7/1/2020 /
3926.90.9985 after 7/1/2020
Doorway dust barrier kits, each comprising a sheet of plastics measuring not more than 0.15 mm in thickness, at least 1.2 m but not more than 1.6 m in width and at least 2.1 m but not more than 2.6 m in length, with two parallel slide fasteners extending the full length of the sheet, two metal flap hooks and a roll of tape with adhesive on both sides for securing the sheet to a doorway, such kits put up for retail sale
3926.90.9990 before 7/1/2020 /
3926.90.9985 after 7/1/2020
Heads, plates, grip disks, slide clamps, foot plugs and other parts of plastics, of a kind used in temporary dust barrier systems for interior construction
3926.90.9990 before 7/1/2020 /
3926.90.9985 after 7/1/2020
Locking zip tie fasteners of plastics
7013.99.9000 before 7/1/2020 /
7013.99.9010 or 7013.99.9090 after 7/1/2020
Decorative glassware, each consisting of a rectangular glass box in a brass frame with a hinged top, measuring at least 11.5 cm but not more than 21.5 cm by at least 16 cm but not more than 26.5 cm by at least 3 cm but not more than 8 cm, weighing at least 500 g but not more than 1.5 kg, valued over $5 each
7013.99.9000 before 7/1/2020 /
7013.99.9090 after 7/1/2020
Decorative glassware, each piece consisting of a blown-glass globe, measuring at least 65 mm but not more than 150 mm in diameter, containing a sculpture, water and artificial snow, with a poured-resin base, weighing at least 800 g but not more than 3 kg, valued over $5
8443.32.1050 Printers, thermal transfer, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or network
8471.60.8000 Digital optical image scanners with maximum scanning width measuring at least 60 cm but not more than 92 cm
9506.99.6080 Slingshot apparatus, whether or not electrically powered, of a kind used for outdoor games
9506.99.6080 Swing sets and parts and accessories thereof
9506.99.6080 Trap shooting launchers and parts and accessories thereof


Exclusions for these products, which must be claimed using the new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.55, will be retroactive to September 1, 2019, the effective date of the $300 billion action, and will remain in effect until September 1, 2020.

Click here to view the USTR’s notice.

Importers should apply for refunds of any duties paid on the excluded products since September 1, 2019 by filing a Post Summary Correction.  Post Summary Corrections may be filed 300 days after release or 15 days prior to liquidation, whichever occurs first.

If you need assistance filing a Post Summary Correction or would like more information on the Section 301 tariffs, please contact a member of our Compliance Department at

OCEANAIR will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our China Section 301 Tariff Updates webpage as they become available.  Complete lists of all excluded products are also available on this page.