On December 31, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued the final set of Section 301 product exclusions for the 2019 calendar.  The exclusions, reflected in 2 ten-digit HTSUS subheadings and 66 specially prepared product descriptions, covering 81 separate exclusion requests.


LIST 3 ($200 BILLION): EXCLUSIONS GRANTED DECEMBER 31, 2019

1) 8712.00.1510 – Bicycles having both wheels not exceeding 50 cm in diameter

2) 8712.00.1550 – Bicycles having both wheels exceeding 55 cm but not exceeding 63.5 cm in diameter

3) 3401.11.5000 – Nonwoven wipes, impregnated with organic surfactant preparations of a kind used to remove hair-color stains from the skin, put up for retail sale in canisters each containing 100 wipes

4) 4010.35.9000 – Endless synchronous belts of vulcanized rubber, molded polyurethane, neoprene, or welded urethane, each of an outside circumference of 60 cm or more but not more than 77 cm and a width of 2.5 cm or more but not exceeding 4 cm, weighing 0.18 kg or more but not exceeding 0.45 kg

5) 4202.11.0030 – Briefcases with outer surface of leather, each measuring no more than 37 cm by 45 cm by 17 cm

6) 4420.90.8000 – Storage containers of paulownia wood, each measuring 8 cm or more but not over 41 cm in width, 8 cm or more but not over 41 cm in depth and 9 cm or more but not over 41 cm in height

7) 5407.52.2060 – Woven fabric of 100 percent textured polyester filaments, dyed, weighing more than 170 g/m2, measuring not more than 310 cm in width

8) 5407.52.2060 – Woven fabric of synthetic filament yarn containing 85 percent or more by weight of textured polyester filaments, dyed, measuring 249 cm in width, weighing more than 170 g/m2

9) 5407.61.9930 – Woven dupioni fabric wholly of non-textured dyed polyester filaments, weighing not more than 170 g/m2, measuring not more than 310 cm in width

10) 5407.61.9930 – Woven fabric wholly of polyester, dyed, not flat, containing non-textured polyester filaments, weighing not more than 170 g/m2, measuring not over 310 cm in width

11) 5407.61.9935 – Woven fabric wholly of polyester, dyed, containing non-textured polyester filaments, weighing more than 170 g/m2, measuring not over 310 cm in width

12) 5407.72.0015 – Woven fabric containing by weight 47 percent of nylon and 53 percent of polyester, dyed, containing textured filaments, weighing not more than 170 g/m2, measuring greater than 274 cm in width

13) 5512.19.0090 – Woven dyed fabrics wholly of spun polyester, weighing more than 240 g/m2 and measuring not more than 310 cm in width

14) 5514.22.0020 – Woven dyed 3-thread twill fabrics containing by weight 65 percent of polyester and 35 percent of cotton staple fibers, not napped, weighing more than 200 g/m2 and exceeding 310 cm in width

15) 5609.00.4000 – Storage containers of twisted paper rope, each measuring not less than 8 cm but not more than 39 cm in length, not less than 8 cm but not more than 39 cm in width and not less than 9 cm but not more than 57 cm in height

16) 5810.92.9080 – Woven dyed embroidery fabrics containing by weight 55 percent of polyester and 45 percent of nylon, weighing less than 115 g/m2 and measuring 289 cm in width

17) 7308.30.5050 – Vault doors of stamped, welded and powder-coated 12-gauge carbon steel, each measuring 2 m or more in height, 81 cm or more but not more than 92 cm in width and 7.7 cm in thickness, each fitted with nine locking bolts, a slip-clutch handle and a programmable electric lock with keypad, with mechanical key override, presented with matching door frame

18) 7317.00.2000 – Steel staples suitable for use in powder-actuated handtools, not threaded, each weighing 37 g or more but not over 41 g, measuring 2.8 cm or more but not over 12.7 cm in height, 6.4 cm or more but not over 7.4 cm in width and 3.3 cm or more but not over 12.2 cm in depth

19) 7323.99.9080 – Safes of 16 gauge carbon steel, each stamped, welded and powder-coated, with a programmable electric lock with keypad, mechanical key override, measuring 27 cm or more but not over 33 cm in length, 21 cm or more but not over 23 cm in width and 6 cm or more but not over 23 cm in depth

20) 7326.90.8688 – Fish tapes of steel and plastics, each weighing 516 g or more but not over 3,810 g and measuring no greater than 46 cm by 34 cm by 5 cm

21) 7326.90.8688 – Steel clamps with rubber insulation, each weighing not more than 45.4 grams and measuring not more than 26 mm in height, not more than 54 mm in width and not more than 97 mm in depth

22) 7326.90.8688 – Telescoping poles of steel, spring loaded, with ends of plastic, each measuring not less than 127 cm but not more than 314 cm in height and not more than 2.6 cm in diameter

23) 7610.90.0080 – Awning casting endplates, of aluminum, weighing not less than 0.1 kg, measuring not less than 17 cm in length, not less than 10 cm in width, and not less than 1 cm in height

24) 7610.90.0080 – Decorative cast aluminum endcaps, of a kind used with structural elements of roof- mounted patio awnings for recreational vehicles (RVs), each measuring not more than 19 cm in length, not more than 11.5 cm in width and not more than 3 cm in thickness, weighing not more than 0.15 kg each

25) 7616.99.5190 – Clips of aluminum shaped like the letter “J”, with the diameter of the loop not exceeding 13 mm, each with a hole drilled through the long part of the “J”

26) 7616.99.5190 – Telescoping poles of aluminum, spring loaded, with ends of plastic, each measuring not less than 1.5 m but not more than 3.7 m in height and 2.9 cm or more but not exceeding 3.6 cm in diameter

27) 7907.00.6000 – Awning casting pivots, of zinc coated aluminum, weighing not less than 0.6 kg, measuring not less than 9 cm in length, not less than 6 cm in width, and not less than 4 cm in height

28) 8203.20.6060 – Hand tools of steel, similar to pliers, each capable of crimping, stripping and cutting wire, weighing at least 170 g or more but not exceeding 460 g, and measuring not more than 26 cm by jaw opening size of 30 cm by 11 cm by 2.5 cm

29) 8203.20.6060 – Hand tools of steel similar to pliers, designed for crimping electrical connectors and cutting wire, each weighing 333 g and measuring no more than 26 cm by 11 cm by 2.5 cm

30) 8207.19.3090 – Cutting parts for rock drilling or earth boring tools, each containing by weight over 0.2 percent of chromium, molybdenum or tungsten or over 0.1 percent of vanadium

31) 8215.20.0000 – Sets of flatware of stainless steel, containing no article plated with precious metal, put up for retail sale

32) 8409.91.9990 – Hydraulic valve lifters of steel with rollers, suitable for use solely or principally with spark-ignition internal combustion piston engines (other than for aircraft engines, marine propulsion engines or for vehicles of subheading 8701.20, or headings 8702, 8703 or 8704), each measuring 5 cm or more but not over 13 cm in length and 2.5 cm or more but not over 3.9 cm in diameter and weighing 135 g or more but not over 410 g

33) 8409.91.9990 – Solid valve lifters of steel, suitable for use solely or principally with spark-ignition internal combustion piston engines (other than for aircraft engines, marine propulsion engines or for vehicles of subheading 8701.20, or headings 8702, 8703 or 8704), each measuring 19 mm or more but not over 114 mm in length and 6 mm or more but not over 26 mm in diameter and weighing 20 g or more but not over 250 g

34) 8413.20.0000 – Hand pumps (other than for fuel or lubricants, not fitted or designed to be fitted with a metering device), each used to dispense a metered quantity of liquid soap or sanitizer

35) 8413.30.9060 – Lubricating pumps for internal combustion piston engines

36) 8414.20.0000 – Hand- or foot-operated air pumps, each weighing 400 g or more but not over 3 kg, with a maximum pressure of 1.52 MPa, imported with adapters for valves for tires and inner tubes

37) 8414.59.6540 – Ventilation fans for motor vehicles, consisting of a 12 V DC reversible multispeed electric motor drawing 5 A, with axial fan blade, electrically operating baffle, electric keypad and circuit board and wire mesh screen, measuring no more than 36 cm by 36 cm

38) 8414.59.6540 – Ventilation fans for motor vehicles, consisting of a 12 V DC single speed electric motor drawing 5 A, with axial fan blade, manual baffle, rotary switch and wire mesh screen, measuring no more than 36 cm by 36 cm

39) 8414.59.6595 – 12 V fans of a kind used to disperse fragrance oils, measuring over 10 but not over 11 cm in diameter

40) 8414.80.1685 – Portable air compressors, each delivering under 0.57 cubic meters per minute

41) 8425.31.0100 – Winches powered by an electric motor, each weighing 9 kg or more but not exceeding 14 kg, with a pulling capacity of 1,130 kg or more but not exceeding 2,730 kg

42) 8425.31.0100 – Winches powered by an electric motor, each with a pulling capacity of 4,300 kg or more but not exceeding 7,940 kg

43) 8479.89.9499 – Ratchet tie down straps, each consisting of straps of textiles measuring not less than 25 mm and not more than 105 mm in width and not more than 12.5 m in length, steel hooks at opposite ends of the straps and a gear and pawl mechanism for adjusting the length of the whole

44) 8504.40.8500 – Wireless battery chargers for mobile phones, each in the form of a picture frame incorporating a wireless charger or a stand incorporating a wireless charger that permits the mobile phone to be charged while standing on end

45) 8511.50.0000 – Alternators for motor vehicle charging systems

46) 8512.30.0040 – Alarms to be installed in motor vehicles, each of which provides either a warning sound or a warning sound and a flashing light when a motor vehicle is being operated in reverse

47) 8512.90.2000 – Projectors (“trumpets”) of plastics for air horns

48) 8525.80.3010 – Color video cameras for use with microscopes, each camera with C-mount lens mount, weighing not more than 87 g, measuring not more than 109 mm in length and 31 mm in diameter, presented with a cable measuring not more than 1.5 m in length

49) 8525.80.3010 – Digital color video cameras for use with microscopes, each camera with 10 megapixel resolution, weighing not more than 175 g, measuring 63 mm by 37 mm in length, presented with USB cable, reduction lens, eyepiece adapters, software CD and calibration slide

50) 8525.80.3010 – Digital color video cameras for use with microscopes, each camera with autofocus, C- mount lens mount, 1080p resolution, weighing not more than 450 g, measuring not more than 67 mm by 67 mm by 81 mm, presented with AC power adapter and power cable

51) 8539.49.0040 – Ultraviolet lamps used for skin tanning purposes, packaged for retail sale and weighing more than 5 kg but less than 10 kg

52) 8543.70.8500 – Hand-held, battery-powered electrical devices that administer transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) via adhesive electrode pads attached to the skin

53) 8544.42.9090 – Insulated conductors, not of a kind used for telecommunications, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, each with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) covers and connectors at each end in bundles of 3, 5 or 6 for use in connecting patients to monitoring devices

54) 8546.90.0000 – Electrical insulators (“wire nuts”) of plastics and steel

55) 8708.99.5500 – Motor mount kits each consisting of 3 to 5 components, each of stainless-steel or aluminum combined with a heat resistant rubber material and with holes machined for mounting the engine to the car or truck body, designed for use in aftermarket automotive repair

56) 8708.99.8180 – Wear bars comprising strips of carbide for the vehicles of 8703.10.10

57) 8714.95.0000 – Bicycle saddles, each having a cover of plastics, man-made textile fabrics or a combination of the two

58) 9011.80.0000 – Compound binocular optical microscopes (other than stereoscopic microscopes and microscopes for photomicrography, cinemicrography or microprojection), each with magnification of 40X or more but not exceeding 1,000X, weighing not more than 3 kg

59) 9011.80.0000 – Compound optical microscopes (other than stereoscopic microscopes and microscopes for photomicrography, cinemicrography or microprojection), each with magnification of 40X or more but not exceeding 400X, weighing not more than 15 kg

60) 9401.71.0031 – Stackable upholstered metal chairs for religious worship settings, capable of interlocking with each other, each with attached holders and racks

61) 9401.79.0035 – Hunting stands of steel or aluminum (including ladder stands, pod stands, hang-on stands and climbing stands), each of which allows one or more hunters to ascend to a height and sit while waiting for game animals to appear

62) 9401.90.4080 – Parts of chairs of unfinished plywood, including bodies, legs and arms

63) 9401.90.5081 – Chair frames of metal, each with integral bookshelf, capable of being stacked

64) 9403.20.0090 – Folding wheeled trays, each having a fixed height of no more than 90 cm and a tray measuring not more than 37 cm by 40 cm

65) 9403.20.0090 – Wheeled trays, each with 5 wheels, 3 bowls of plastic with suction cup bottoms and adjustable height from 65 cm to 108 cm

66) 9403.90.6005 – Baby crib liners, each composed of two pieces of multi-layer warp polyester knit mesh without any padding, one measuring no more than 29 cm by 283 cm and the other measuring no more than 29 cm by 210 cm

67) 9405.40.8440 – Flexible strips having embedded light-emitting diodes electrically connected to a molded electrical end connector, each strip wound onto a reel measuring not more than 25 cm in diameter and not more than 1.5 cm in width

68) 9405.40.8440 – Light boxes, each measuring not more than 32 cm by 58 cm by 12 cm, weighing less than 10 kg, with two biaxial fluorescent lamps that provide light therapy for seasonal and sleep disorders.


LIST 1 ($34 BILLION): NOTICE OF EXTENSIONS FOR EXCLUSIONS EXPIRING DECEMBER 28, 2019

Earlier in the month, the USTR also approved one-year extensions for 6 of the 31 exclusions that were set to expire on December 28, 2019.

One-year extensions will remain in effect until December 28, 2020 for:

  1. 8418.69.0120 – Radio transceivers, citizens band (cb) type
  2. 8525.60.1010 – Drinking water coolers, refrigerated, self-contained
  3. 8420.10.9080 – Roller machines with dies for embossing paper, manually powered
  4. 8481.90.9040 – Angle cock handle assemblies, of iron and steel, each measuring 11.43 cm by 21.59 cm by 5.08 cm and weighing 0.748 kg
  5. 9022.14.0000 – Radiation therapy systems, each encased by steel-based structural shell with gantry cover comprising three pairs of plastics-based panels
  6. 9032.10.0030 – Thermostats designed for air conditioning or heating systems, not designed to connect to the internet, the foregoing designed for wall mounting

The following exclusions were not granted and have expired since December 28, 2019:

  1. 8412.21.0075 – Linear acting hydraulic motors (cylinders), others
  2. 8480.71.8045 – Injection type molds for rubber or plastics, others
  3. 8482.10.5044 – Radial bearings, single row, having an outside diameter of 9 mm and over but not over 30 mm
  4. 8482.10.5048 – Radial bearings, single row, having an outside diameter of over 30 mm but not over 52 mm
  5. 8482.10.5052 – Radial bearings, single row having an outside diameter of over 52 mm but not over 100 mm
  6. 8407.21.0080 – Spark-ignition engines for marine propulsion, outboard, each rated at not less than 29.83 kW but not more than 44.74 kW
  7. 8412.21.0030 – Welded hydraulic linear acting (cylinders) engines and motors, each with piston bore of 12.7 mm or more but not over 34.6 mm, with stroke not over 11.43 m, overall length not over 15.24 m and rod diameter not over 1.219 m
  8. 8419.90.2000 – Stretchers of stainless steel, designed to move rollers to adjust tension of paper fabric to be dried, each with a pivoting arm with an actuator, linear rail movement with an actuator, and front and back units with mounting holes for tube roll bearing housings
  9. 8421.19.0000 – Salad spinners of plastics, with capacity of at least 2.4 liters but not more than 3.8 liters
  10. 8421.21.0000 – Nonelectric water filtration apparatus consisting of three cylinder-shaped filter cartridges, each measuring 6.35 cm by 26.67 cm, having water storage tank and plastic tubing measuring 0.63 cm or more but not over 0.95 cm, presented with installation kit
  11. 8425.39.0100 – Winches, each having a winch frame with a corrosion resistant coating and stainless steel man­drel with nylon bushings, operated manually by a worm gear mechanism
  12. 8428.32.0000 – Elevators, comprising L-shaped steel buckets bolted to a steel chain, with guide rollers and a drive system
  13. 8428.33.0000 – Belt conveyors, each comprising a frame with leveling feet, electric motor and food grade plastic conveyor belt
  14. 8428.33.0000 – Belt conveyors, each comprising a welded frame with leveling feet and casters, electric motor and food grade plastic modular conveyor belt
  15. 8439.99.1000 – Guards of stainless steel, designed to shield operators of papermaking machines from moving or rotating equipment, each with dimensions ranging from 30 cm by 30 cm by 50 cm to 50 cm by 50 cm by 4 m, weighing 30 kg or more but not over 100 kg
  16. 8439.99.1000 – Scrapers (“doctors”) of stainless steel, designed to scrape impurities from the rotating roll sur­face of the forming and press sections of papermaking machines, each comprising a beam with a blade of non-symmetrical cross section, long aspect ratio, and mounting journals and turning devices on either end, with dimensions ranging from 50 cm by 50 cm by 8 m to 60 cm by 6 m by 11 m, weighing 1 metric ton or more but not over 3 metric tons
  17. 8439.99.1000 – Frameworks of the forming and press section of papermaking machines, of stainless steel or cladded mild steel with stainless or acid proof steel, each with dimensions ranging from 1 m by 1 m by 1 m to 2.3 m by 2.3 m by 12 m, weighing 500 kg or more but not over 40 metric tons
  18. 8439.99.1000 – Guides of stainless steel, designed for locating conveyer belts on papermaking machines, each with a moving arm with an actuator and front and back units with mounting holes for tube roll bearing hous­es, each with dimensions ranging from 40 cm by 50 cm by 30 cm to 1 m by 1 m by 50 cm, weighing 300 kg or more but not over 500 kg
  19. 8439.99.1000 – Rollers of steel and cast iron (“nip rollers”) with bearing journals on either end, designed for use in paper manufacturing to mechanically compress paper web to remove water or impart desired mechanical properties in paper web, each with a polymer cover, the foregoing with length of 7 m or more but not over 12 m, with diameter of 1 m or more but not over 1.5 m, weighing 15 metric tons or more but not over 30 metric tons
  20. 8439.99.1000 – Open containers (“savealls”) of stainless steel, designed to catch water run off generated in the papermaking process, constructed of large square shaped plates and flat constructions with mount­ing holes on ends, each with dimensions ranging from 50 cm by 50 cm by 50 cm to 1.5 m by 1 m by 10 m, weighing 50 kg or more but not over 2 metric tons
  21. 8439.99.1000 – Stretchers of stainless steel, designed to move rollers of papermaking machines to adjust tension of fabric, each with a pivoting arm with an actuator, linear rail movement with an actuator and front and back units with mounting holes for tube roll bearing housings
  22. 8439.99.1000 – Suction boxes of stainless steel, which remove water from paper web or papermaking fabrics during papermaking, each with dimensions ranging from 50 cm by 50 cm by 8 m to 1 m by 1 m by 10 m, weighing 1.5 metric tons or more but not over 2 metric tons
  23. 8439.99.1000 – Rollers of stainless steel or cast iron, designed for use in paper manufacturing to support and convey papermaking cloth (i.e. fabric) or the paper web, each weighing 7 metric tons or more but not over 20 metric tons, measuring 7 m or more but not over 12 m in length, with diameter of 40 cm or more but not over 1.5 m, presented with bearing journals on either end and a polymer cover
  24. 8466.92.5010 – Workstands designed to use with miter saws, each with metal tube frame, 4 metal legs and 2 metal extension arms
  25. 8466.92.5010 – Workstands designed for use with miter saws, each with wheels to make workstand mobile and with sides that fold up to extend the work area

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