USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusions for List 3 Products from China

USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusions for List 3 Products from China

2019-10-25T15:35:42+00:00October 25th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a new set of exclusions for the additional 10 % duties on List 3 ($200 billion) of Section 301 products from China.

DATES: These product exclusions will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020.

USTR: EXCLUSION NOTICE

SECTION 301: LIST 3 PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FROM CHINA

Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on September 24, 2018:

  1. by inserting the following new heading 9903.88.33 in numerical sequence, with the material in the new heading inserted in the columns of the HTSUS labeled “Heading/Subheading”, “Article Description”, and “Rates of Duty 1-General”, respectively:

Pursuant to the product exclusion process, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the additional duties provided for in heading 9903.88.03 shall not apply to the following particular products, which are provided for in the enumerated statistical reporting numbers:

(1) Erythritol (CAS No. 149-32-6) (2905.49.4000)

(2) 3-Trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (CAS No. 88-30-2) (IUPAC: 4-nitro-3- (trifluoromethyl)phenol), valued over $16 per kg but not over $25 per kg (2908.99.8000)

(3) Sebacic acid (CAS No. 111-20-6) (2917.13.0030)

(4) 4,4′-Diamino-2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid (CAS No. 81-11-8) (2921.59.2000)

(5) Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate (CAS No. 94-09-7) (Benzocaine (INN)) (2922.49.3700)

(6) N-Butyl isocyanate (CAS No. 111-36-4) (2929.10.2700)

(7) Pigment yellow 13 (CAS No. 5102-83-0) (3204.17.9050)

(8) Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film coated with a photoresist solution, in rolls, sensitized, unexposed, without perforations, of a width exceeding 105 mm but not exceeding 610 mm, not used as graphic arts film (3702.44.0160)

(9) Ceiling tiles of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC), in rolls, not backed by textile fibers, each measuring 60 cm by 60 cm by 4 mm (3918.10.5000)

(10) Gaskets, washers and other seals (other than O-rings or oil seals), of nitrile rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber or fluoroelastomers (4016.93.5050)

(11) Brake bushings, hard or soft (4016.99.6050)

(12) Trays, plates and bowls, of bamboo (4823.61.0040)

(13) Yarn of carded Merino sheep wool, not put up for retail sale, containing 85 percent by weight of wool, of which the average fiber diameter is not more than 25 microns (5106.10.0090)

(14) Woven dyed fabrics of 100 percent textured polyester filament yarn, measuring 332.7 cm in width, weighing more than 170 g/m2 (5407.52.2060)

(15) Nonwoven fabrics of man-made fibers, weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2, with a smooth or embossed texture (not impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers), in rolls that are pre-slitted in lengths of not less than 15 cm to not more than 107 cm, for use in the manufacture of personal care wipes (5603.12.0090)

(16) Seat belt webbing of man-made fibers, measuring 25 mm or more but not exceeding 50 mm in width, not cut to specific length (5806.32.2000)

(17) Imitation leather fabrics, of man-made fibers impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with 75 percent polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by weight (5903.10.2090)

(18) Fabrics of man-made micro-denier fibers impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated with polyurethane, of a width of at least 135 cm but no more than 150 cm, weighing at least 206 g/m2 but not more than 500 g/m2 (5903.20.2500)

(19) Long pile knit fabrics, of acrylic pile on polyester ground, valued not over $16 per m2 (6001.10.2000)

(20) Cement backer boards (CAS No. 1309-48-4) (6810.99.0080)

(21) Tiles of non-recycled glass on a vinyl mesh backing, in a grid pattern of not less than 304 mm by 304 mm and not exceeding 305 mm by 305 mm, for mosaics or other decorative or construction purposes (7016.10.0000)

(22) Microscope slides, each 25 mm by 76 mm, with a 25 mm by 25 mm area coated in printable paint (7017.90.1000)

(23) Articulated chains of iron, not over 8 mm in thickness and valued not over $2 per kg (7315.12.0080)

(24) Bolts of alloy steel other than stainless steel, with shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more, valued not over $0.10 per kg (7318.15.8069)

(25) Perforated hollow hex head bolts (“banjo bolts”) of steel other than stainless, with shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more, valued not over $0.10 per kg (7318.15.8069)

(26) Kerosene air heaters, each incorporating a motor-driven fan or blower, each valued at $100 or more but not exceeding $120 (7322.90.0015)

(27) Freestanding cast iron bathtubs, without feet, coated with porcelain enamel, each valued over $275 (7324.21.5000)

(28) Stamped steel rings, measuring 1.22 mm in thickness and 35 mm in diameter, of a kind used with rubber vibration bushings in motor vehicle suspensions (7326.19.0080)

(29) Portable work table bases (7326.90.8688)

(30) Sawhorses of steel, with folding legs, each with a weight capacity of at least 225 kg but not more than 685 kg (7326.90.8688)

(31) Decorative copper cup rainfall funnels, each weighing not more than 1.5 kg with a chain measuring 20 cm in length, cups each measuring 80 cm in height, 10 cm in width, 10 cm in diameter (7419.99.5050)

(32) Nickel hydroxy carbonate (CAS No. 12607-70-4) (7501.20.0000)

(33) Aluminum desktop stands for laptop computers (7616.99.5190)

(34) Extension wrenches (8204.11.0060)

(35) Parallel clamps with jaws not more than 10 cm wide (8205.70.0090)

(36) Drill bits of steel, consisting of three legs that are welded together with each leg containing rotating cones, for use in drilling for oil and natural gas (8207.19.3060)

(37) Cylindrical cemented tungsten carbide rod blanks, containing by weight 60 percent or more of tungsten carbide, 30 percent or less of cobalt, and 15 percent or less of nickel (8209.00.0030)

(38) Brake pad clips, of stainless steel, for motor vehicles of headings 8703 and 8704 (8302.30.3060)

(39) Fifteen-door refrigerated lockers designed to convey pre-ordered groceries to consumers, measuring not over 80 cm in depth by 230 cm in length by 35 cm in height (8418.50.0080)

(40) Nine-door refrigerated lockers designed to convey pre-ordered groceries to consumers, measuring not over 80 cm in depth by 230 cm in length by 35 cm in height (8418.50.0080)

(41) Pressure washers (8424.30.9000)

(42) Cash drawers for cash registers of subheading 8470.50 (8473.29.0000)

(43) Ball valves, of bronze, designed for use in marine engines, generators and air conditioners, in sizes from 6 mm NPT/BSPP to 102 mm NPT/BSPP (8481.80.1085)

(44) Hand operated butterfly valves, of iron, lever operated, designed for use in irrigation systems, such valves each measuring not over 34 cm by 13 cm by 34 cm (8481.80.3030)

(45) Hand operated butterfly valves, of iron, lever operated, designed for use in irrigation systems, such valves each measuring not over 34 cm by 13 cm by 40 cm (8481.80.3030)

(46) Hand operated butterfly valves, of iron, lever operated, designed for use in irrigation systems, such valves each measuring not over 46 cm by 18 cm by 50 cm (8481.80.3030)

(47) Hand operated butterfly valves, of iron, lever operated, designed for use in irrigation systems, such valves each measuring not over 55 cm by 58 cm by 18 cm (8481.80.3030)

(48) Hand operated butterfly valves, of iron, lever operated, designed for use in irrigation systems, such valves each measuring not over 65 cm by 61 cm by 19 cm (8481.80.3030)

(49) Faucets of brass, designed for use on center set and widespread lavatory sinks (8481.80.5060)

(50) Fan-forced, portable electric space heaters, each having a power consumption of not more than 1.5 kW and weighing more than 1.5 kg but not more than 17 kg, whether or not incorporating a humidifier or air filter (8516.29.0030)

(51) Fan-forced, portable electric space heaters, each having a power consumption more than 900 W but not more than 1.6 kW and weighing more than 1.5 kg but not more than 17 kg, whether or not incorporating a humidifier or air filter (8516.29.0030)

(52) Electric fireplace inserts and free-standing electric fireplace heaters, rated at 5,000 British thermal units (BTUs) (8516.29.0090)

(53) Electric fireplaces, weighing not more than 21 kg (8516.29.0090)

(54) Mobile wi-fi hotspots (8517.62.0020)

(55) Magnetic security tags and labels (8531.90.9001)

(56) Printed circuit boards, plastics impregnated, not flexible, having a base wholly of impregnated glass, with fewer than 3 layers of conducting materials, valued over $2 but not over $4.25 each (8534.00.0040)

(57) Programmable gas ignition safety controls, each measuring at least 4 cm but not more than 5 cm in height, at least 6 cm but not more than 9 cm in width, and not more than 14 cm in depth, weighing at least 190 g but not more than 250 g, and valued not over $15 each, of a kind used in water heaters for recreational vehicles (8537.10.9160)

(58) Gas ignition control re-lighters, each measuring 5 cm by 4 cm by 10 cm, and weighing not more than 100 kg, of a kind used in gas burner systems or propane vaporizers (8537.10.9170)

(59) Gas ignition safety controls, each measuring at least 3 cm but not more than 6 cm in height, at least 9 cm but not more than 12 cm in width, and at least 13 cm but not more than 14 cm in height, weighing at least 200 g but not more than 400 g, and valued not over $26 each, of a kind used in patio heaters, agricultural heaters, or clothes dryers (8537.10.9170)

(60) Hybrid signal processing apparatus capable of connecting to a wired or wireless network for the mixing of sound (8543.70.9100)

(61) Insulated electric conductors for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, fitted with connectors of a kind used for telecommunications, each valued over $0.35 but not over $2 (8544.42.2000)

(62) Insulated electric conductors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, fitted with connectors (other than of a kind used for telecommunications, other than extension cords as defined in statistical note 6 to chapter 85), such conductors measuring not less than 8 m and not more than 10 m in length, incorporating a connector on one end and a weather-resistant compartment and cover designed to house 4 AA batteries on the other end (8544.42.9090)

(63) Safety seat belts of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705, each valued over $3.50 but not over $4.50 (8708.21.0000)

(64) Seat belt retractor assemblies without a ratchet mechanism (8708.29.5060)

(65) Cast iron parts of differential dampers for motor vehicles of heading 8703 (8708.50.8100)

(66) Road wheels for the vehicles of heading 8703, of A 356 aluminum, each measuring at least 50.8 cm but not more than 66.04 cm (20 inches to 26 inches) in diameter and at least 25.4 cm but not more than 40.64 cm (10 inches to 16 inches) in width (8708.70.4545)

(67) Clutch covers and discs of steel for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705 (other than for tractors suitable for agricultural use) (8708.93.7500)

(68) Anti-vibration control components of ASTM A519 1020 cold-drawn precision mechanical tubing of steel, valued over $0.50 each but not over $0.60 each, for motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705 (other than for tractors suitable for agricultural use) (8708.99.8180)

(69) Bicycle frames, of carbon fiber, valued not over $600 each (8714.91.3000)

(70) Mobile bases, of which the length of the sides can be adjusted, with a capacity of 182 kg or more but not exceeding 680 kg (8716.8050.90)

(71) Unmounted lenses for rifle scopes, rangefinders and spotting scopes (9001.90.4000)

(72) Clear rectangular filter cover lenses, unmounted, of allyl diglycol carbonate for arc welding helmets, each measuring 50 mm by 110 mm or measuring 115 mm by 135 mm (9001.90.9000)

(73) Parts and accessories of meteorological instruments and appliances, consisting of a kit including a housing for mounting to a pole with an integrated tightening knob and an extension cord measuring not less than 8 m and not more than 10 m in length (9015.90.0190)

(74) Battery-powered timers, with clock or watch movements, with opto-electronic display only, incorporating a 360-degree rotating timer control, a start/stop control, a reset control, and an audible alarm, with a maximum time count of 9 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds (9106.90.5510)

(75) Battery-powered timers, with clock or watch movements, with opto-electronic display only, incorporating an audible alarm, with dimensions not exceeding 10 cm by 10 cm by 5 cm, weighing no more than 60 grams (9106.90.5510)

(76) Foot assemblies of base metal and rubber, designed for folding chairs (9401.90.5081)

(77) Wooden jewelry armoires, each weighing over 13 kg but not over 28 kg, measuring 101 cm in height by 44 cm in width by 30 cm in depth, with 8 drawers (9403.50.9080)

(78) Wooden jewelry armoires, each weighing over 13 kg but not over 28 kg, measuring 102 cm in height by 46 cm in width by 30 cm in depth, with 7 drawers (9403.50.9080)

(79) Bassinets, composed of polyester fabric with frames of steel tubing, each measuring 86 cm in length by 51 cm in width by 88 cm in height, weighing not more than 11 kg, with drop-side rail and adjustable height legs on wheels (9403.89.6003)

(80) Bassinets, composed of polyester fabric with frames of steel tubing, each measuring 86 cm in length by 52 cm in width by 81 cm in height weighing not more than 11 kg, or 100 cm in length by 65 cm in width by 81 cm in height weighing 13 kg, with drop-side rail and wheels (9403.89.6003)

(81) Bassinets, composed of polyester fabric with frames of steel tubing, each measuring 91 cm in length and 72 cm in width, weighing not more than 13 kg, with drop-side rail, adjustable height legs on wheels, presented with hanging toys and musical mobile (9403.89.6003)

(82) Infant bassinets, of metal, plastic and fabric, measuring not over 80 cm by 30 cm by 30 cm (9403.89.6003)

(83) Desk or table top computer monitor sit/stand workstations, each valued over $100 (9403.90.8061).

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