USTR Extends Certain Product Exclusions from Section 301 List 2 Tariffs

On July 28, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just fourteen (14) exclusions from the first round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 2 goods will be granted extensions.

As the exclusions for this round of goods (covering List 2) were set to expire on July 31, 2020, this means that the fourteen (14) identified products will retain their exclusionary status from additional tariffs until December 31, 2020.

The USTR failed to extend approximately 55 exclusions previously included in the first round of goods excluded from Section 301 (List 2) tariffs. This means that the exclusionary status of these products will expire on July 31, 2020.

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

  • 3904.61.0090 – Polytetrafluoroethylene ((C2F4)n), having a particle size of 5 to 500 microns and a melting point of 315 to 329 degrees Celsius
  • 3919.90.5060 – Polyethylene film, 20.32 to 198.12 cm in width, and 30.5 to 2000.5 m in length, coated on one side with solvent acrylic adhesive, clear or in transparent colors, whether or not printed, in rolls
  • 3920.10.0000 – Rectangular sheets of high-density or low-density polyethylene, 111.75 cm to 215.9 cm in width, and 152.4 cm to 304.8 cm in length, with a sticker attached to mark the center of each sheet, of a kind used in hospital or surgery center operating rooms
  • 8407.90.9010 – Gasoline or liquid propane (LP) engines each having a displacement of more than 2 liters but not more than 2.5 liters
  • 8424.89.9000 – Dispensers of hand-cleaning or hand-sanitizing solutions, whether employing a manual pump or a proximity-detecting battery-operated pump, each article weighing not more than 3 kg
  • 8432.29.0060 – Walk behind rotary tillers, electric powered, individually weighing less than 14 kg
  • 8501.10.6020 – AC motors, of 18.65 W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each with attached actuators, crankshafts or gears
  • 8543.70.4500 – Position or speed sensors for motor vehicle transmission systems, each valued not over $12
  • 8543.70.4500 – Wheel speed sensors for anti-lock motor vehicle braking systems, each valued not over $12
  • 8543.70.9960 – Apparatus using passive infrared detection sensors designed for turning lights on and off
  • 8543.70.9960 – Liquid leak detectors
  • 8543.70.9960 – Robots, programmable, measuring not more than 40 cm high by 22 cm wide by 27 cm deep, incorporating an LCD display, camera and microphone but without “hands”
  • 8711.10.0000 – Motorcycles (including mopeds), with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cc, valued not over $500 each
  • 9025.19.80 – Digital clinical thermometers
    • 9025.19.8040 – prior to 7/1/20
    • 9025.19.8010 or 9025.19.8020– effective 7/1/20

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

Please reach out to compliance@shapiro.com 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.

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