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Tranche 4-A of Section 301 China Duties for Medical Goods

Additional Duty Exclusions on Tranche 4-A of Section 301 China Duties for Medical Goods

On March 10, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR)  issued notice of additional exclusions to Tranche 4-A of the Section 301 duties for medical goods from China.

The new exclusion list will be retroactive to September 1, 2019 and will be valid until September 1, 2020. They can be claimed using subheading 9903.88.42.

The excluded HTS are:

  • Bowls of molded plastics, with clips for retaining guide wires during surgical procedures (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Disposable graduated medicine dispensing cups of plastics (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Pads of foam plastics, with hook and loop fastener straps, integrated arm protectors, and accessory headrest, body straps, lift sheets, hand grips and face  masks, of a kind used for positioning patients during medical procedures (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Single-use sterile drapes and covers of plastics, of a kind used to protect the sterile field in surgical operating rooms (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Sterile decanters of polystyrene plastics, each of a kind used to transfer aseptic fluids or medication to and from sterile bags, vials or glass containers (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Cold packs consisting of a single-use, instant, endothermic chemical reaction cold pack combined with a textile exterior lining (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Disposable shoe and boot covers of man-made fiber fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Eye compresses, each consisting of a fabric cover filled with silica or gel beads, with or without a hook-and-loop fastener strap (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Face masks, single-use, of textile fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Gel pads of textile materials, each with removable fabric sleeves, in the shape of hearts, circles or quadrants (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  •  Hot packs of textile material, single-use (exothermic chemical reaction) (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 11. Laparotomy sponges of cotton (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Patient restraint or safety straps of textile materials, with hook-and-loop or ladder lock fasteners (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  •  Single-use blood pressure cuff sleeves of textile materials (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  • Single-use medical masks of textile material (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Single-use stethoscope covers (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Woven gauze sponges of cotton in square or rectangular sizes (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Electromechanical shoe cover dispenser, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8479.89.6500)
  •   Protective articles (described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0000)”

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