On July 6, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just twelve (12) exclusions from the sixth round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 1 goods will be granted extensions.

As the exclusions for the sixth round of Section 301 goods (covering List 1) were set to expire on July 9, 2020, this means that the twelve (12) identified products will retain their exclusionary status from additional tariffs until December 31, 2020.

The USTR failed to extend nearly 100 exclusions previously included in the sixth round of goods excluded from Section 301 (List 1) tariffs. This means that the exclusionary status of these products – which include construction equipment and agricultural vehicles, hubs and bearings, capacitors and switches, dental equipment, pump parts and electric motors – will expire on July 9, 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:

  • 8412.39.0080Direct acting and spring return pneumatic actuators, each rated at a maximum pressure of 10 bar and valued over $68 but not over $72 per unit
  • 8413.91.90 – Pump casings and bodies
    • 8413.91.9080 prior to 1/1/19
    • 8413.91.9095 – effective 1/1/19 to 12/31/19
    • 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 – effective 1/1/20
  • 8413.91.90 – Pump covers
    • 8413.91.9080 prior to 1/1/19
    • 8413.91.9095 – effective 1/1/19 to 12/31/19
    • 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 – effective 1/1/20
  • 8413.91.90 – Pump parts, of plastics, each valued not over $3
    • 8413.91.9080 prior to 1/1/19
    • 8413.91.9095 – effective 1/1/19 to 12/31/19
    • 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 – effective 1/1/20
  • 8414.30.8030Compressors, other than screw type, used in air conditioning equipment in motor vehicles, each valued over $88 but not over $92 per unit
  • 8514.90.8000 Structural components for industrial furnaces
  • 8532.22.0085 Aluminum electrolytic capacitors, each valued not over $3.20
  • 8536.50.9025 Rotary switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring not more than 5.5 cm by 5.0 cm by 3.4 cm, each with 2 to 8 spade terminals and an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section
  • 8536.50.9025 Rotary switches, single pole, single throw (SPST), rated at over 5 A, each measuring not more than 14.6 cm by 8.9 cm by 14.1 cm
  • 8543.30.9080 Zinc anodes for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis
  • 9015.80.8080 Weather station sets, each consisting of a monitoring display and outdoor weather sensors, having a transmission range of not over 140 m and valued not over $50 per set
  • 9022.90.6000 Multi-leaf collimators of radiotherapy systems based on the use of X-ray

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 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.