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List 1 Batch 4 Section 301 Product Exclusions

List 1 Batch 4 Section 301 Product Exclusions

Fourth Batch of Product Exclusions Announced for List 1

Effective July 6, 2018, the United States Trade Representative announced an additional 25% duty on U.S. imports from China with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion, which is also known as the “Section 301 – List 1” tariffs.  Since then, the USTR has granted several product exclusions.  The first round of exclusions went into effect on December 28, 2018, following with exclusions effective on March 25, 2019 and April 18, 2019.  The fourth batch of List 1 exclusions listed below will go into effect on May 14, 2019.  All exclusions are valid for one year from the effective date and will be retroactive to July 6, 2018.

In accordance with the Federal Register Notice, the exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. 

Fourth Batch of Product Exclusions include:

Pursuant to the product exclusion process, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the additional duties provided for in heading 9903.88.01 shall not apply to the following particular products, which are provided
for in the enumerated statistical reporting numbers:
• 8407.21.0040
• 8427.10.4000
• 8473.40.1000
• 8481.10.0090
• 8483.50.9040

Other items may include the following:

• pitchers, bottles, refrigerators, sink faucets, filters ( HTSUS 8421.21.0000)
• Filtering apparatus, pumps, spas (HTSUS 8421.21.0000)
• Filtering purifying machinery (HTSUS 8421.21.0000)
• Submersible machinery (HTSUS 8421.21.0000)
• Water distillation machinery and apparatus not covered by heading 8419 (HTSUS 8421.21.0000)
• Air purification equipment, electrically powered (HTSUS 8421.39.8015)
• Dust collection equipment (HTSUS 8421.39.8015)
• Apron-type chain conveyor (HTSUS 8428.39.0000)
• Roller conveyors (HTSUS 8428.39.0000)
• Vibrating conveyors (HTSUS 8428.39.0000)
• Machinery for mixing beverages ( HTSUS 8438.80.0000)
• Machinery for reconstituting single serving beverages (HTSUS 8438.80.0000)
• Armatures (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• C-poles, of steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Housings designed for hydraulic ball valves, of cast iron or steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Metering spools, of aluminum (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Metering spools, of steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Poles, of steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Push pins, of steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• Retainers, of steel (HTSUS 8481.90.9040)
• DC electric motors (HTSUS 8501.10.4060)
• AC electric motors (HTSUS 8501.52.8040)
• Coils, parts of electromagnets (HTSUS 8505.90.7501)
• Radio remote for garage doors (HTSUS 8526.92.5000)
• Radio remote for pet collars and pet food dispensers (HTSUS 8526.92.5000)
• Remote control devices, hand held and battery powered, designed for use with
toy model vehicles and aircraft (HTSUS 8526.92.5000)
• Bezels, covers and housings (HTSUS 8529.90.8100)
• Electromechanical relays (HTSUS 8536.49.0075)
• Push-button switches (HTSUS 8536.50.9035)
• Snap-action switches (HTSUS 8536.50.9040)
• Stereoscopic microscopes ( HTSUS 9011.10.8000)
• Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages
and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks (HTSUS 9011.90.0000)
• Ultraviolet or infrared LED light therapy devices (HTSUS 9018.20.0040)



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Download each Section 301 List below:

Section 301 List 1
Section 301 List 2 Section 301 List 3


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