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Section 301 List 3 Batch 9 Product Exclusions

Section 301 List 3 Batch 9 Product Exclusions

On February 20, 2020, The United States Trade Representative published another set of exclusions for Section 301 List 3 imports from China.  This is the ninth batch of exclusions for Section 301 List 3.   The product exclusions will apply retroactively from September 24, 2018 and expire on August 7, 2020.  As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in one ten-digit HTSUS subheading, which cover 6 requests, and 46 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 61 separate exclusion requests.

Section 301 Product Exclusions

Any importer that has imported the following products on or after September 24, 2018 should apply for a refund from U.S. Customs.  The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. To request a refund of Section 301 duties paid on previous imports of products granted duty exclusions by the USTR, importers may file a Post Summary Correction (PSC) if within the PSC filing time frame. If the entry is beyond the PSC filing time frame, importers may protest the liquidation.

Section 301, U.S. Customs, PSC, & Protest Help

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The 1 Product HTS Number and Descriptions include:

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  • 6505.00.8015
  • Titanium dioxide (CAS No. 13463– 67–7) (2823.00.0000)
  • D-Ribose (CAS No. 50–69–1) (2940.00.6000)
  • Mechanical articles for motor vehicles, of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, each comprising a guide or a stopper for a sunroof or sunshade and weighing not more than 4 g (4016.99.6010)
  • Alaskan plaice, frozen in blocks, in cases each with net weight of more than 4.5 kg (0304.83.5020)
  • Stuff sacks with outer surface of textiles of man-made fibers, each measuring 77.5 cm or more but not over 127.7 cm in circumference, cylindrical in shape with a single compartment, a drawstring closure at one end and a strap at the other end of the sack (4202.92.3131)
  • Covers, of leather, designed for use with telecommunication devices (4205.00.8000)
  • Two-layer wood flooring consisting of a non-coniferous wood veneer measuring at least 0.6 mm but not more than 1.2 mm in thickness laminated to a single-layer base of fiberboard, each board measuring at least 9 cm but not more than 21 cm in width, at least 35 cm but not more than 1.9 m in length and at least 5 mm but not more than 12 mm in thickness (4412.99.5105)
  • (8) Desk accessories of medium density fiberboard, painted or stained, including but not limited to desk organizers, letter trays, business card holders, incline files, pencil cups, note holders, corner shelves, monitor risers, magazine holders, book ends and storage caddies, each weighing at least 0.06 kg but not more than 5.5 kg, measuring at least 10 cm but not more than 35 cm in length, at least 4 cm but not more than 43 cm in width and at least 4.5 cm or more but not more than 30 cm in height (4420.90.8000)
  • Fabrics wholly of cotton, unbleached, plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68 (‘‘cheesecloth’’), 3-layer folded and crimped, less than 28 cm wide after folding and crimping, compliant with standards of Aerospace Management Services (AMS) (5208.11.4090)
  • Fabrics wholly of cotton, bleached, plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68 (‘‘cheesecloth’’), compliant with standards of Aerospace Management Services (AMS) (5208.21.4090)
  • Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, dyed, weighing more than 280 g/m2 but not more than 420 g/m2 (5407.92.2090)
  • Sheeting fabrics containing less than 85 percent by weight of artificial staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, such artificial staple fibers derived from wood, printed (5516.44.0022)
  • Non-woven fabrics of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), in sheets measuring not more than 160 cm by 250 cm, weighing more than 1,800 g/m2 but not more than 3,000 g/m2 (5603.94.9090)
  • Fabrics wholly of polyester, warp knit, bonded to a plain weave backing fabric, measuring not more than 141 cm in width, weighing over 271 g/m2, of a kind used to upholster furniture (6001.92.0010)
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics of artificial staple fibers derived from bamboo (6003.40.6000)
  • Fabrics wholly of polyester, warp knit, printed, bonded to a woven backing wholly of polyester, weighing not less than 290 g/m2 but not more than 500 g/m2, of a kind used to upholster furniture (6005.39.0080)
  • Portable outdoor cookers, each consisting of a burner and stand made from steel and cast iron, two or more pots with fitted strainer baskets, a rack suitable for supporting and lifting out large food items and an adjustable pressure regulator/hose combination for connecting the burner to a portable container of LP, put up for retail sale (7321.11.1060)
  • Sewer hose supports constructed of flat strips of aluminum measuring 0.3 cm in thickness and riveted together to extend and retract accordion-style, each not exceeding 4.6 m when extended and weighing not more than 1.5 kg (7616.99.5150)
  • Clamp edge components of aluminum, with injection molded clamp heads and levers, measuring not less than 60 cm but not more than 127 cm in length, with extensions to 254 cm in length (7616.99.5190)
  • Shovels of aluminum, each of adjustable length measuring not less than 65 cm but not more than 85 cm, weighing less than 1 kg (8201.10.0000)
  • Automotive polishing attachments specially designed for use with a hand-held drill, each attachment including a 9.5 mm steel drive shaft, internal gear assembly, transverse hand brace and rotating disk components (8207.90.7585)
  • Articulating video monitor wall mounting assemblies of steel and aluminum, each weighing not less than 4 kg but not more than 7 kg (8302.50.0000)
  • Fuel filters for internal combustion engines, each consisting of a cylindrical case of plastics with an internal mesh filter measuring not more than 8 cm in length and not more than 5.5 cm in diameter (8421.23.0000)
  • Digital electronic scales (other than counting scales or retail scales) having a maximum weighing capacity not exceeding 30 kg (8423.81.0040)
  • Jacks of steel with zinc coating for supporting the tongues of trailers, each measuring not less than 60 cm in retracted condition and not less than 85 cm in extended condition, with a maximum width of 17 cm and a maximum load capacity of 455 kg (8425.49.0000)
  • Lottery ticket vending terminals, each terminal including a touchscreen monitor, barcode scanner, Wi-fi/Ethernet/Bluetooth connectivities, six USB ports, two LAN ports and two serial ports (8470.90.0190)
  • Hand-operated flat-back gate valves of cast iron, designed for use with irrigation canals, diversion ditches and the like (8481.80.3010)
  • Hand-operated spigot-back gate valves of cast iron, for irrigation canals, diversion ditches and the like (8481.80.3010)
  • AC motors, single phase, each of an output exceeding 74.6 W but not exceeding 335 W, measuring not more than 13 cm in diameter and not more than 13 cm in height and with a shaft measuring not more than 39 cm in length (8501.40.4040)
  • 48 V rectifiers for telecommunications wireline and wireless apparatus, each with output of not less than 2,400 W but not more than 3,000 W, measuring not more than 45 mm by 105 mm by 330 mm, weighing not more than 2 kg (8504.40.8500)
  • 48 V rectifiers for telecommunications wireline and wireless apparatus, each with output of not less than 4,000 W but not more than 4,600 W, measuring not more than 165 mm by 95 mm by 305 mm, weighing not more than 4 kg (8504.40.8500)
  • 48 V rectifiers for telecommunications wireline and wireless apparatus, each with output of not more than 1,200 W output, measuring not more than 50 mm by 90 mm by 260 mm, weighing not more than 1 kg (8504.40.8500)
  • Power supplies for cable networks, that convert 120 V/60 Hz AC input to either 63 V AC or 87 V AC output, each measuring not more than 200 mm by 425 mm by 270 mm and weighing not more than 27.5 kg, containing printed circuit board assemblies, a transformer, and an oil filled capacitor (8504.40.8500)
  • Power supplies for cable networks, that converts 120 V/60 Hz AC or 230 V/50 Hz AC input to 63 V AC or 87 V AC output, each measuring not more than 220 mm by 244 mm by 200 mm and weighing not more than 12 kg (8504.40.8500)
  • Power supplies for fiber optic communications equipment, that convert 120–240 V AC to 12 V DC, each measuring no more than 170 mm by 200 mm by 115 mm and having four LED indicators (8504.40.8500)
  • Quad output power modules with cut-outs on one side for air flow, each containing a printed circuit board and 4 LED indicators, with external dimensions measuring not more than 361 mm by 125 mm by 75 mm, each weighing not more than 1 kg (8504.40.8500)
  • Power supplies with a power output exceeding 150 W but not exceeding 180 W, 120 V, each measuring no more than 90 mm by 395 mm by 625 mm (8504.40.9530)
  • Power supplies, each with 120 V AC input and output, measuring not more than 485 mm by 385 mm by 260 mm, weighing not more than 15 kg, to provide not more than 660 W of power in an uninterruptible manner in the event that a normal source of power fails (8504.40.9540)
  • Power supplies, each with 120 V AC input and output, measuring not more than 530 mm by 355 mm by 205 mm, weighing not more than 20 kg, to provide not more than 2,000 W of power in an uninterruptible manner in the event that a normal source of power fails (8504.40.9540)
  • Electrical inverters (other than rectifiers, power supplies for automatic data processing equipment or for telecommunications apparatus), each measuring not more than 190 mm by 160 mm by 255 mm, weighing not more than 2.5 kg (8504.40.9570)
  • Tags for acousto-magnetic security systems (8531.90.9001)
  • Cable lugs of copper, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, each measuring at least 12 mm but not more than 155 mm in length (8536.69.8000)
  • Printed circuit board assemblies, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, each measuring 3 mm by 169 mm by 137.5 mm, presented with four relays mounted down the center of the assembly and fitted with connectors (8537.10.9150)
  • Electric conductors for a voltage not exceeding 300 V, insulated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), each fitted with connectors, measuring not less than 200 mm and not more than 1.2 m in length (8544.42.9090)
  • Toddler beds of wood, with bars to keep toddler from falling out (9403.50.9042)
  • Fireplace mantels or surrounds of wood (9403.60.8081)
  • Parts of office furniture, each consisting of a modular table base and support of base metals, with electric height adjustment mechanism, weighing not more than 40 kg (9403.90.8041)
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Background

Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion (the $200 billion action) as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.  To get the debriefing on the Section 301 tariffs, click here.  To read more about Section 301, visit USTR.gov

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