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Some Section 301 Tranche 1 Tariff Exclusions Extended on Goods from China

The USTR announced that some of the exclusions on goods from China in Tranche 1 of Section 301 have been extended.

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On Friday, May 15, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register an extension of some exclusions on Tranche 1 of the Section 301 duties on goods from China.

The extension is in effect until December 31, 2020.

HTS for the extended exclusions are:

• 8481.10.0090
• 8483.50.9040
• Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for wastewater treatment (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
• Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8421.39.8015)
• Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit (described in statistical reporting number 9011.10.8000)
• Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks, all the foregoing designed for use with compound optical microscopes (described in statistical reporting number 9011.90.0000)

HTS for the Tariffs NOT being extended (and reverted back to 25%) are:

• 8407.21.0040 (outboard motors less than 22.38 kW)
• 8427.10.4000 (rider-type, counterbalanced fork-lift trucks)
• 8473.40.1000 (printed circuit assemblies for automatic teller machines)
• apparatus, including pitchers, bottles, and units designed for incorporation into refrigerators, appliances, or sink faucets, the foregoing fitted with filters for filtering or purifying water (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
• filtering apparatus, fitted with pumps, designed for use in pools, spas, or similar contained bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
• submersible machinery for filtering water, designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas, or similar contained bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
• water distillation machinery and apparatus not covered by heading 8419 (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
• dust collection equipment for cement, minerals, and mining industries (described in statistical reporting number 8421.39.8015)
• apron-type chain conveyors (described in statistical reporting number 8428.39.0000)
• roller conveyors described in statistical reporting number (8428.39.0000)
• vibrating conveyors (described in statistical reporting number 8428.39.0000)
• machinery for mixing beverages in single servings for direct human consumption, designed for use in commercial food service establishments (described in statistical reporting number 8438.80.0000)
• machinery for reconstituting single serving beverages for direct human consumption from frozen pre-packaged portions, designed for use in commercial food service establishments (described in statistical reporting number 8438.80.0000)
• housings designed for hydraulic ball valves, of cast iron or steel, each measuring 5.7 cm by 3.2 cm and weighing 0.528 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
• DC electric motors, of an output of less than 18.65 W, valued over $4, other than brushless (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.4060)
• AC electric motors, multi-phase, of an output exceeding 14.92 kW but not exceeding 75 kW, other than for use in civil aircraft (described in statistical reporting number 8501.52.8040)
• coils, coil assemblies, and other parts of electromagnets (described in statistical reporting number 8505.90.7501)
• radio remote control apparatus for garage doors (described in statistical reporting number 8526.92.5000)
• radio remote control apparatus for pet collars and pet food dispensers (described in statistical reporting number 8526.92.5000)
• remote control devices, handheld and battery powered, designed for use with toy model vehicles and aircraft (described in statistical reporting number 8526.92.5000)
• bezels, covers, and housings designed for motor vehicle cameras (described in statistical reporting number 8529.90.8100)
• electromechanical relays, for a voltage exceeding 60 V but not over 250 V, with contacts rated at 10 A or more (described in statistical reporting number 8536.49.0075)
• push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm, with 4 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9035)
• push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 4.8 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.8 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9035)
• push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 5 cm by 1.7 cm by 1.9 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9035)
• snap-action switches, each designed for installation in a wall-mounted enclosure or electrical box described in statistical reporting number (8536.50.9040)
• ultraviolet or infrared LED light therapy devices for the professional treatment of pain or of ailments of the skin (described in statistical reporting number 9018.20.0040)


Please reach out to your local DSV Customs and Compliance representative with any questions.