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USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 tariffs (the $34 billion trade action).

To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The fourth set of exclusions is scheduled to expire on May 14, 2020.  The USTR has announced that the expiration dates of the some such exclusions (see below) will be extended (to now cover the specified goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, before December 31, 2020).

Unless extended under the current action or prior actions, exclusions will expire on their previously scheduled expiration date.  If you have any questions on the status of any particular China 301 exclusion(s), please contact our office.

LIST 1 (ROUND 4) EXCLUSIONS EXTENDED

  • 8481.10.0090
  • 8483.50.9040
  • Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8421.39.8015)
  • Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit (described in statistical reporting number 9011.10.8000)
  • Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks, all the foregoing designed for use with compound optical microscopes (described in statistical reporting number 9011.90.0000)
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