USTR Announces First Section 301 Tariff Exclusions for China List 2 Goods

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced the first list of products on China List 2 that will be excluded from the additional tariffs imposed under Section 301.  The additional 25% duty was imposed on $16 billion worth of goods from China on August 23, 2018.  The exclusions cover 69 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 292 separate exclusion requests.  The exclusions will be retroactive to August 23, 2018 and will be effective until July 31, 2020.

Importers should review the list of affected goods and apply for refunds on any tariffs paid since August 23, 2018.  According to the USTR, the 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 exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in the Federal Register Notice, not by the product description in any particular request for exclusion.  Click here to view the Federal Register Notice.

Section 301 product exclusions for List 2 goods must be be claimed using the new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.12.  CBP will issue instructions to claim the product exclusions.  At that time, filers may submit post-summary corrections or protests to obtain their refunds.

The USTR will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis.

HTS Code Product
3901.90.1000 Chlorinated polyethylene elastomer, in white or pale yellow powder form, containing 28 to 44 percent by weight of chlorine
3904.61.0090 Polytetrafluoroethylene ((C2F4)n), having a particle size of 5 to 500 microns and a melting point of 315 to 329 degrees Celsius
3906.90.2000 Expandable plastics beads, 0.30 to 0.50 mm in diameter, consisting of copolymers of methylmethacrylate (62 to 64 percent by weight) and styrene 7 (26 to 28 percent by weight)
3907.20.0000 Polyol blends containing 92 percent or more by weight of polyether polyol (CAS number 9049-71-2) and 2.5% or more by weight of N,Ndimethylcyclohexamine
3919.90.5060 Hot melt flat shapes of biaxiallyoriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with an acrylic emulsion
3919.90.5060 Polyethylene film, 20.32 to 198.12 cm in width, and 30.5 to 2000.5 m in length, coated on one side with solvent acrylic adhesive, clear or in transparent colors, whether or not printed, in rolls
3919.90.5060 Polyvinyl chloride film, coated on one side with pressure sensitive solventacrylic adhesive that allows for easy removal from a flat glass or flat, rigid, clear plastics surface, 106.7 cm, 137.2 cm or 152.4 cm in width, and 30.38 m or 49.99 m in length, with regular perforations measuring 1.5 to 1.6 mm in diameter, where the perforations cover 30, 40 or 50 percent of the surface area
3919.90.5060 Printed rectangular polyethylene sheets depicting images on one side, with self-adhesive edges protected with peel-off liners on the other side, measuring 30.5 cm by 45.7 cm or 30.5 cm by 25.4 cm
3919.90.5060 Self-adhesive colored or printed polyvinyl chloride film with a peelable liner, in rolls, measuring 30.5 cm or 50.8 cm in width and 3.05 m to 6.10 m in length, of a kind used for lining shelves or drawers
3920.10.0000 Printed, nonpermeable plastic film of ethylene designed for use in packaging personal care products such as baby wipes, adult wipes and similar wet stack products
3920.10.0000 Polyethylene film of a kind used for wrapping perishable foods, in rolls measuring 30.5 cm in width and up to 76.2 m in length, with a starter edge tab, put up in retail packages incorporating a built-in slide cutter and grip strip for holding the film in place until subsequent use
3920.10.0000 Rectangular sheets of high-density or low-density polyethylene, 111.75 cm to 215.9 cm in width, and 152.4 cm to 304.8 cm in length, with a sticker attached to mark the center of each sheet, of a kind used in hospital or surgery center operating rooms
8407.90.1020 Spark-ignition rotary or reciprocating internal combustion piston engines to be installed in agricultural or horticultural machinery or equipment, 4,476 W or more but not more than 37.6 kW, each valued not over $180
8407.90.9010 Gasoline or liquid propane (LP) engines each having a displacement of more than 2 liters but not more than 2.5 liters
8407.90.9040 Spark-ignition internal combustion piston engines, not elsewhere specified or included, 746 W or greater but not exceeding 4,476 W, with an engine displacement of not more than 430 cc
8419.89.9585 Heat guns
8419.89.9585 Heated tissue preparation microscope slide flattening tables
8419.89.9585 Tissue sample paraffin floatation baths
 8424.89.9000 Air amplifiers powered solely by an external source of compressed air, which is routed through the apparatus in such a manner as to draw in ambient air, increase its speed and direct the air through an output port, each such apparatus not exceeding 1 kg in weight
8424.89.9000 Apparatus capable of generating and projecting liquid particles of a size that simulates haze, fog or snow (depending on the composition of the liquid or powdered source), whether or not incorporating laser or other lighting apparatus
8424.89.9000 Apparatus capable of mechanically generating and projecting bubbles from a liquid source, each apparatus weighing more than 2.5 kg but not more than 6.5 kg
8424.89.9000 Aroma-spraying sets, each of which includes a battery-powered aerosol apparatus and a glass bottle containing not more than 25 ml of essential oil solution, each set weighing not more than 300 g
8424.89.9000 Collars of a size suitable for dogs or cats, fitted with a means to provide a stimulus to the animal, by means of a sprayer, whether or not combined with a static electric discharge device or sound emitter; and such collars capable of being controlled by an external transmission device, whether or not the controller is presented with the collar as a set
8424.89.9000 Dispensers of hand-cleaning or hand-sanitizing solutions, whether employing a manual pump or a proximity-detecting battery-operated pump, each article weighing not more than 3 kg
8424.89.9000 Oral irrigators (dental water-jet machines)
8424.89.9000 Parts washers, each consisting of a steel basin having a capacity no greater than 100 liters, steel drain plug, support legs and a shelf, a recirculating centrifugal pump assembly, a power cord incorporating an electrical fusible 9 link, a gooseneck spigot assembly, with a steel lid held by a “piano-type” hinge and by a lid support bracket incorporating a mechanical fusible link
8424.89.9000 Rotary surface washers, consisting of a tube, at one end of which is a fitting suitable for connection to an external power washer and a handle for controlling the position of the apparatus, and at the other end of which is an assembly of one or more rotating brushes that receive the output of the external power washer
 8424.89.9000 Wet- and dry-diffusion apparatus fitted for incorporation into scent-releasing machines
8432.29.0060 Walk behind rotary tillers, electric powered, individually weighing less than 14 kg
8432.42.0000 Fertilizer distributors with a capacity not exceeding 40 kg
8465.95.0055 Benchtop drill presses, each with a power rating of less than 750 watts and valued under $1,000 each
8483.30.8020 Bearing housings each valued over $2000
8501.10.6020 AC motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each with attached actuators, crankshafts or gears
8501.10.6020 C-frame 2-pole AC electric motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each valued not over $4
8501.10.6080 Electric motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each valued over $28 but not over $35
8501.31.8010 Amorphous silicon solar chargers with a power output of 100 W or less
8501.52.4000 Electric motors, each with an output rating not exceeding 800 W
8503.00.9520 Armature shafts for electric motors of heading 8501
8503.00.9520 Windshield wiper motor covers and shafts
8536.30.8000 Leakage current detection and interruption (LCDI) cords
8537.10.3000 Control boards for stoves, ranges and ovens of heading 8516
8541.10.0050 Zener diodes, each valued not over $0.25
8543.70.4500 Position or speed sensors for motor vehicle transmission systems, each valued not over $12
8543.70.4500 Wheel speed sensors for anti-lock motor vehicle braking systems, each valued not over $12
8543.70.9960 Antenna amplifiers, each valued not over $15
8543.70.9960 Antenna noise suppressors, each valued not over $5
8543.70.9960 Apparatus using passive infrared detection sensors designed for turning lights on and off
8543.70.9960 Audio controllers, each valued not over $100
8543.70.9960 Audio mixers, each valued not over $75
8543.70.9960 Devices incorporating sensors and monitors for identifying encoded television and radio signal information of survey participants
8543.70.9960 Electrically powered cat noise control devices
8543.70.9960 Electrically powered combs of a kind used on pets
8543.70.9960 Electrically powered dog training, controlling, repelling or locating apparatus whether or not put up in kits, including dog collars fitted with GPS or other transmitting or receiving devices and electrical barrier transmitter devices
8543.70.9960 Electrically powered insect control apparatus
8543.70.9960 Electrically powered static-emitting plastic strips designed for use in training or controlling pets
8543.70.9960 LED lamps for flash curing nail polish
8543.70.9960 Liquid leak detectors
8543.70.9960 Multiple device remote controls, other than radio remote control, each valued not over $2
 8543.70.9960 Robots, programmable, measuring not more than 40 cm high by 22 cm wide by 27 cm deep, incorporating an LCD display, camera and microphone but without “hands”
8607.30.1000 Couplers, knuckles and yokes and parts thereof for vehicles of heading 8605 or 8606
8711.10.0000 Motorcycles (including mopeds), with reciprocating internal combustion
piston engine of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cc, valued not over $500
9001.20.0000 Polarizing film, of triacetate, with a pressure sensitive adhesive backing
 9025.19.8040 Digital clinical thermometers, valued not over $11 each
9025.19.8080 Cooking thermometers, including candy and deep-fry thermometers
9025.19.8080 Infrared thermometers
9025.80.1000 Combined thermometer and hygrometer devices
9028.10.0000 Pulse output gas meters of a kind that can be read remotely
9028.20.0000 Pulse output water meters, of cast stainless steel
9029.20.4080 Fingertip pulse oximeters