Second Batch of Product Exclusions to Section 301 “List 1” Available

Second Batch of Product Exclusions to Section 301 “List 1” Available

Effective July 6, 2018, the Trade Representative imposed additional 25% duties on goods of China classified in 818 8-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion, which is also known as the “Section 301 – List 1” tariffs.  Moreover, some exclusions for Section 301 “List 1” products were announced in early February 2019.

Any organization that imports using those tariffs numbers, regardless if the organization was the actual exclusion petitioner or not, is able to use the exclusion. 

The same is true for a second batch announced listed below.

Just this month, March of 2019, the United States Trade Representative announced another set of exclusions available for some selected Section 301 “List 1” products.  The following products will be excluded from the additional 25% duty imposed on products declared on “List 1” imports from China mentioned above.  The exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018, just as the first batch of exclusions is, and will remain in place until March 25, 2020.

Second Batch of Product Exclusions include:

(View first batch of exclusions here.)

  • HTSUS Subheadings including:
    • 8412.21.0045
    • 8430.31.0040
    • 8607.21.1000
  • 30 specially prepared product descriptions covering such items as:
    • submersible pumps;
    • breast pumps;
    • impellers and impeller housings;
    • salad spinners;
    • water filters for pools, aquariums, etc.;
    • water purifiers;
    • steel bucket elevators;
    • rubber tracks used on construction equipment;
    • automated data processing storage units;
    • self-propelled pavers;
    • check valves;
    • electric motors;
    • electrical transformers;
    • soldering irons;
    • liquid crystal display modules;
    • musical tuners
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On August 18, 2017, USTR initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation (82 FR 40213). During the investigation, the Trade Representative determined that the acts, policies and practices of China under investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce, and are thus actionable under Section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act).

In response, President Trump initiated a number of actions which imposed ad valorem tariffs on certain imports originating in China.  Four separate lists have been announced.  To view the most up to date information, check out our debriefing on Section 301 Imports from China.  This post indicates effective dates, duty rates, and more.

What to do

Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. is offering a free 30-minute consultation to any company that may be affected by the Section 301 announcements.  Please send an email to or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help.

Other ways to Learn More about Duty Savings

If the Section 301 tariffs are affecting your company, watch this webinar recording to learn more.  Scarbrough’s President and COO, Adam Hill, along with Patrick Caulfield, an attorney at GDLSK, an international trade and customs law firm, talk about legal opportunities to recover or avoid paying duty to CBP.  This is an interactive webinar set up as a question/answer forum.


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View List 4a Effective Sept 1

View List 4b Effective Dec 15

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