The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released additional exclusions for medical products targeted under Section 301 tariffs on goods from China.
“Throughout the exclusion process, USTR assessed medical necessity in granting exclusions, consistent with its published criteria. In addition, the U.S. Trade Representative, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), prioritized the review of exclusion requests addressed to medical-care products related to the U.S. response to COVID–19, and granted approximately 200 separate exclusions on March 5, 2020.”
Additional Modifications to Address COVID-19 – March 25, 2020
These exclusions can be retroactively applied going back to September 1, 2019, the original date of the tariff, and will remain in effect until September 1, 2020.
8528.72.6420 – Monitors and projectors, whether or not incorporating television reception apparatus, with a video display diagonal not exceeding 75cm.
3926.90.9990 – Coverings, of plastics, designed to fit over wound sites or casts thereby forming a protective seal for keeping the covered area dry and debris free while showering or bathing.
3926.90.9990 – Pouches of plastics, of a kind used with manually operated pill or tablet crushers to capture the powdered medicaments.
3926.90.9990 – Refillable dispensers of plastics, designed for mounting on a vertical wall, of a kind used to store and dispense emesis containment bags in medical settings.
3926.90.9990 – Sterile urology drain bags of plastics, designed to fit over a urology table extension, with a flap extension that provides sterile separation of the patient from the table surface and directs fluids into and through a filter at the top of an attached drain hose leading to a collection container.
6307.90.9889 – Ice bags of textile materials, for treating injuries or soreness, each refillable.
6307.90.9889 – Identification wristbands of textile materials, each with a blank panel.
8517.62.0090 – Apparatus suitable for wearing on the wrist, having time-display functions, each article having an accelerometer and being capable of displaying and transmitting data sent to it by a network (e.g., portable ADP unit, LAN or cellular network).
0505.10.0050 – Feathers of a kind used for stuffing; down.
3926.90.9925 – Reflective triangular warning signs for road use.
6506.10.3045 – Athletic, recreational and sporting headgear.
8512.10.2000 – Lighting equipment of a kind used on bicycles.
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