On May 28, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just sixteen (16) exclusions from the fifth round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 1 goods will be granted extensions.

As the exclusions for the fifth round of Section 301 goods (covering List 1) were set to expire on June 4, 2020, this means that the sixteen (16) identified products will retain their exclusionary status from additional tariffs until December 31, 2020.

The following sixteen (16) HTS codes that were included in the USTR notice were granted an extension, and they will retain their exclusionary status until December 31st:

  • 8413.50.0010 – Oil well and oil field crank-balanced, long-stroke and beam pumps
  • 8413.70.2004 – Centrifugal pumps, submersible, other than for use with machines for making cellulosic pulp, paper or paperboard; the foregoing pumps rated not over 15 kW
  • 8413.70.2004 – Submersible pump incorporating a magnetic drive motor
  • 8413.70.2090 – Centrifugal pumps designed for eliminating condensate, the foregoing not elsewhere specified or included
  • 8413.91.9010 – Housings for water pumps of subheading 8413.30.90
  • 8419.19.0040 – Solar water heaters incorporating glass tube heat collectors and including glass tubes and stands with tanks
  • 8419.90.3000 – Heat exchanger plates, cores, finned tubes, cones, shells, bonnets, flanges and baffles
  • 8428.90.0290 – Garage door opener/closers
  • 8430.10.0000 – Pile drivers, diesel powered
  • 8431.39.0010 – Welded frames designed to support conveyor rollers
  • 8483.90.8010 – Coupling covers, including center members, flanged hubs, sleeves and shoes
  • 8501.53.8040 – AC multi-phase motors, each of an output exceeding 300 kW but not exceeding 310 kW, fitted with pulleys and brakes to raise and lower passenger elevators
  • 8504.40.4000 – Regenerative speed drive controllers for controlling speed of electric motors for elevators
  • 8504.40.4000 – Speed drive controllers for electric motors, each such controller measuring 100 mm or more but not over 130 mm in length, 40 mm or more but not over 125 mm in width and 24 mm or more but not over 85 mm in height
  • 8529.90.9900 – Projector parts
  • 9018.19.9560 – Disposable surface electrodes for intra-operative neuromonitoring (“IONM”) systems, each composed of a surface electrode pad, an insulated wire, and a standard DIN 42802 connector

The USTR failed to mention the remaining products that were included in the fifth round of goods excluded from Section 301 (List 1) tariffs; this leads us to believe that the exclusionary status of these products will expire on June 4, 2020.

Please click HERE to view the USTR notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register.

For all Shapiro customers, if you have requested this service, your Shapiro point of contact will be in touch shortly to discuss the latest round of exclusions, should they apply to your products.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or for assistance with the exclusion process.

Shapiro will continue to monitor and provide status updates on our Section 301 Tariff News page as they become available.