USTR Releases Second Round of Section 301 List 1 Exclusion Extensions

On Friday, March 13, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just 11 (eleven) exclusions from the second round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 1 goods will be granted extensions.

As the exclusions for the second round of List 1 goods were set to expire on March 25, 2020, this means that the 11 (eleven) identified products will retain their exclusionary status from additional tariffs for another year (until March 25, 2021).

The following 2 (two) HTS codes that were FULL exclusions were granted an extension, and they will retain their exclusionary status until March 25th, 2021:

  • 8412.21.0045
  • 8607.21.1000

The following 9 (nine) HTS codes that were PARTIAL exclusions were granted an extension, and they will retain their exclusionary status until March 25th, 2021:

  • 8413.81.0040 – Breast pumps, whether or not with accessories or batteries
  • 8421.21.0000 – Machinery for filtering water, submersible, powered by batteries, manually operated, such machinery designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water
  • 8421.21.0000 – Hand-held ultraviolet water purifiers, powered by batteries
  • 8421.22.0000 – Filters designed to remove sulfites from wine
  • 8421.99.0040 – Filter housings, covers, or couplings, the foregoing of steel and comprising parts of machinery or apparatus for filtering liquids
  • 8431.49.9095 – Vulcanized rubber tracks, each incorporating cords and cleats of steel, designed for use on construction equipment
  • 8471.70.6000 – Automated data processing storage units (other than magnetic disk drive units), not assembled in cabinets for placing on a table or similar place, not presented with any other unit of a system
  • 8501.10.4020 – Electric motors, AC, permanent split capacitor type, each in a housing with outside diameter of 84 mm or less, with output of 6 W or more but not exceeding 16 W
  • 9027.90.5650 – Inoculator sets of plastics, each consisting of a plate with multiple wells, a display tray, and a lid; when assembled, the set measuring 105 mm or more but not exceeding 108 mm in width, 138 mm or more but not exceeding 140 mm in depth, and 6.5 mm or less in thickness

The USTR failed to mention the remaining products that were included in the second round of List 1 goods excluded from Section 301 tariffs, this leads us to believe that the exclusionary status of these products will expire on March 25, 2020.

Please click HERE to view the official 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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