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USTR AMENDS CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS TO REMOVE TWO ITEMS FROM LIST 4

In a notice made available on May 26, 2020, in what was simply described as “technical amendments”, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has removed two items from the list of exclusions granted under China 301 List 4A.

The two impacted items (which are being deleted from HTS Chapter 99, Subchapter III, Note 20(zz)) are as follows:

  • Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities (described in statistical reporting number 3924.10.4000); and
  • Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders (described in statistical reporting number 8479.82.0080).

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions regarding the product coverage of the 301 action and the scope of granted exclusions, opportunities to file new exclusion requests covering medical-care items, Section 301 duty refunds on excluded items, and/or discussing Section 301 mitigation strategies.

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