The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new group of exclusions covering List 3 products from China that went into effect September 24, 2018.  Importers may now request applicable refunds through August 7, 2020.

The exclusions are reflected in seventeen 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which respond to 33 separate exclusion requests, and 61 specially prepared product descriptions, which respond to 70 separate exclusion requests.

ANY IMPORTER MAY APPLY FOR REFUNDS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY FILED AN EXCLUSION REQUEST. EXCLUSION SCOPE IS DEFINED BY PRODUCT, NOT BY INDIVIDUAL FILING.

USTR FULL LIST: Exclusions Granted May 25, 2020

  1. 0713.33.1040 – kidney beans
  2. 0713.50.1000 – broad beans
  3. 1207.70.0020 – cantaloupe seeds
  4. 1207.70.0040 – watermelon seeds
  5. 1209.30.0090 – flower seeds
  6. 1209.91.6010 – sweet pepper seeds
  7. 1209.91.8010 – carrot seeds
  8. 1209.91.8020 – radish seeds
  9. 1209.91.8040 – cucumber seeds
  10. 1209.91.8050 – lettuce seeds
  11. 1209.91.8060 – squash seeds
  12. 1209.91.8070 – tomato seeds
  13. 2916.19.1000 – potassium sorbate
  14. 5603.14.9090 – other nonwovens of manmade filaments
  15. 5603.92.0090 – other nonwovens of manmade filaments
  16. 5603.93.0090 – other nonwovens of manmade filaments
  17. 9403.70.4002 – plastic toddler beds, bassinets, and cradles
  18. 0511.91.0090 – freeze-dried or frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, shrimp, and tubifex worms used as pet feed
  19. 1212.29.0000- dried green seaweed used as pet feed
  20. 2841.69.0010 – sodium permanganate in 40 percent aqueous solution
  21. 2849.90.1000 – boron carbide in powder form
  22. 3213.10.0000 – children’s acrylic paint sets, rock painting kits, and washable tempera paint kits
  23. 3401.30.5000 – organic surface-active liquid for washing the skin
  24. 3404.90.5150 – toilet seal rings of artificial or prepared waxes
  25. 3801.10.5000 – artificial graphite, in powder or flake form, for manufacturing into the lithium-ion anode component of batteries
  26. 3808.93.5050 – mixtures of ammonium ethyl carbamoylphosphonate and application adjuvants
  27. 3824.78.0020 – refrigerant gas R-421B
  28. 3824.99.9297 – silicon monoxide in powder form
  29. 4016.93.5020 – washing machine tub seals of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber
  30. 4016.99.6050 – grommets of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber
  31. 4202.22.1500 – handbags with outer surface of sheeting of plastics
  32. 4202.32.1000 – coin purses with outer surface of laminated plastics
  33. 4202.92.3131 – garment travel bags of man-made fibers
  34. 4411.13.2000 – flooring planks
  35. 4420.90.8000 – boxes of wood with hinged top, handle of base metals, and two clasps
  36. 4421.99.1500 – wood dowel pins
  37. 4602.90.0000 – polypropylene roofing underlayment
  38. 4820.10.2010 – diaries presented in a kit also containing a pen and stickers
  39. 4820.50.0000 – albums for samples or collections, put up for retail sale in kits also containing cards and envelopes, a glue stick, a stencil, a pair of scissors, stamps, sticker sheets, sparkling gemstones, markers, and pens
  40. 5701.90.1010 – rugs of hand-knotted pile, of nylon and polypropylene
  41. 5901.90.4000 – prepared painting canvas panel boards
  42. 7308.40.0000 – equipment for scaffolding
  43. 7310.10.0010 – empty steel drums and barrels
  44. 7310.21.0025 – containers of stainless steel of a kind used for the conveyance of beer
  45. 7318.15.8082 – screws of stainless steel
  46. 7321.11.1060 – portable grills of iron or steel designed for use with both charcoal and propane as fuels
  47. 7321.90.1000 – steel cover assemblies with side shields, steel drop-in cooktop assemblies, steel griddles, and steel drop-in burner box assemblies, comprising parts of stoves and ranges
  48. 7326.90.8688 – tailor welded blanks of hot-formed steel sheets, cut into D-shaped form
  49. 7616.99.5190 – water bottle art kits
  50. 8207.19.3060 – tungsten carbide rock drilling core bits
  51. 8302.49.4000 – pet identification tags of aluminum or chrome-coated brass
  52. 8303.00.0000 – gun safes with digital keypads, of base metal
  53. 8412.90.9081 – wind turbine hubs
  54. 8418.50.0080 – upright coolers incorporating refrigerating equipment with one swing-type transparent glass door
  55. 8421.23.0000 – fuel filters for internal combustion engines
  56. 8423.81.0040 – shipping scales of aluminum
  57. 8426.30.0000 – portal cranes, each with a jib or operating arm to extend horizontally from the crane and run on rails
  58. 8481.80.9015 – self-regulating valves to control fuel pressure for automotive and marine applications
  59. 8512.20.2040 – headlamp assemblies for passenger cars and trucks
  60. 8512.90.2000 – battery holders for bicycle signaling apparatus
  61. 8516.60.4074 – countertop ovens of stainless steel and plastic with convection, bake, steam, and broil functions
  62. 8531.90.9001 – resonant circuit tags designed for use with a radio frequency surveillance system
  63. 8708.29.5060 – die-cast aluminum alloy running boards for motor vehicles
  64. 9401.79.0050 – unassembled non-upholstered chairs with metal frames with seats and backs having a shell of plastics or wood
  65. 9403.60.8081 – floor-standing jewelry armoires with locking mechanism

Need help?  Talk to Green’s Global Trade Experts or your local Green office representative to see if you qualify for a retroactive refund.

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