USTR Extends Exclusions on Certain List 1 Products

 In Industry Insider, Industry News

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced extensions on product exclusions for Section 301 List 1 products from China.

The announcement extends product exclusions on two (2) completely excluded and 11 partially excluded subheadings which were set to expire on May 14, 2020.

Although USTR did not specify the length of this extension, past extensions lead us to believe that this round of exclusions will retroactively apply to all List 1 products meeting the specified criteria effective July 6, 2018 up through May 14, 2021.

  • 8481.10.0090
  • 8483.50.9040
  • 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

As was the case with previous exclusions, importers with eligible products are able to claim exemption under the exclusions regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

You can view the full notice from USTR here.

Trans-Border will continue to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bill Carey, Import Compliance Manager, at bcarey@tbgfs.com or (800) 493-9444.