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Another List of Exclusions on Section 301 Named for Tranche 4A

The USTR announced an additional list of exclusions in Tranche 4A of Section 301.

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On July 20th, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional exclusion to Tranche 4A of the Section 301 duties on goods from China.

The new exclusion will be retroactive to September 1, 2019 and will be valid until September 1, 2020. They can be claimed using subheading 9903.88.53.

The fully excluded HTS are:


0505.10.0055
5504.10.0000
8215.99.3500
9506.70.4000
9701.10.0000
9702.00.0000
9703.00.0000
9705.00.0085
9706.00.0020
9706.00.0040
9706.00.0060

Partially excluded hts are:

• Sodium alginate resins (CAS No. 9005-38-3) (3913.10.0000)
• Boot hangers of plastics and steel, each designed to hold one pair of boots, presented with couplers of plastics to link two or more boot hangers vertically (3924.90.5650)
• Exterior doors having outer faces of plastics with foamed plastics insulation between those faces, each measuring at least 213 cm but not more than 245 cm in height, at least 80 cm but not more than 95 cm in width and not more than 45 mm in thickness (3925.20.0010)
• Clamps and clips of molded plastics, each with a fastener or adhesive backing for affixing a cord or cable to a flat surface (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Molded shells of plastics, each measuring at least 11.1 cm but not more than 11.7 cm in length and at least 7.9 cm but not more than 8.6 cm in width, weighing at least 38 g but not more than 42 g, having two drilled holes (one near the midpoint of each long side and in horizontal alignment with each other), of a kind used to form a housing for an earphone (3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Sets of three polyvinyl chloride-coated foam pads, of plastics, of a kind used to assemble flotation work vests by passing adjustable straps with buckles through slots in the pads, each set comprising two irregularly shaped front/side pads and one rectangular back pad (3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Women's knit robes in chief weight of cotton, with hook and loop tab closure (6108.91.0030)
• Babies' gowns of cotton knitted interlock fabric, each with sleeves, neck opening and elasticized bottom opening (6111.20.6070)
• Babies' sleep sacks, knitted, of cotton, each with neck opening and two-way zipper (6111.20.6070)
• Babies' sleep sacks of cotton interlock knitted fabric, sleeveless, each with neck opening and two-way zipper (6111.20.6070)
• Babies' swaddle sacks of cotton knitted interlock fabric, each with sleeves and mitten cuffs (6111.20.6070)
• Babies' blanket sleepers of polyester knitted fleece, sleeveless, each with two-way zipper (6111.30.5015)
• Men's and boys' cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (6207.91.1000)
• Women's cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (6208.91.1010)
• Girls' cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (6208.91.1020)
• Girls' fleece bathrobes, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (6208.92.0020)
• Blankets (other than electric blankets) of cotton, woven, each measuring at least 116 cm but not more than 118 cm on an edge (6301.30.0010)
• Blankets (other than electric blankets) of cotton, other than woven, each measuring at least 116 cm but not more than 118 cm on an edge (6301.30.0020)
• Crib sheets of muslin cotton, fitted with elastic (6302.31.9020)
• Protective covers of cotton for pillows, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton, not napped or printed, each with full encasement construction and zipper opening (6302.31.9040)
• Oven mitts, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton, each incorporating a hanging loop, measuring at least 16 cm but not more than 19 cm in width by at least 29 cm but not more than 32 cm in length (6304.92.0000)
• Handrail covers for spas and pools, the foregoing composed of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex by weight, each measuring at least 60 cm but not more than 306 cm in length (6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Outdoor shelters, each comprising a canopy of textiles, a folding frame and a carrying case with wheels (6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Athletic, recreational and sporting headgear (other than of reinforced or laminated plastics), each with an inner protective suspension system and a sun visor, each weighing not more than 500 g and designed for off-road use with bicycles (6506.10.6045)
• Folding helmets of injected plastic parts, each measuring not more than 85 mm in thickness when folded, weighing not more than 525 g (6506.10.6075)
• Fittings of galvanized steel, including but not limited to support frames, wings, legs, connector and sign supports, all of which are parts of retail display fixtures (8302.42.3065)
• Electric snowblowers, corded or cordless, each weighing not more than 46 kg, with a motor not more than 15 A, wheeled (8430.20.0060)
• Cylindrical steel drives specially designed for adjusting color on machines that print on corrugated paper and paperboard, each article measuring at least 8 mm but not more than 9 mm in diameter and at least 2.5 mm but not more than 3 mm in length, and each article weighing at least 12 kg but not more than 14.1 kg (8443.91.3000)
• Cylindrical steel drives specially designed to control color registration (alignment) and material tension on printing machinery, each drive measuring at least 155 mm but not more than 160 mm in diameter and at least 165 mm but not more than 170 mm in length, weighing at least 3 kg but not more than 4 kg (8443.91.3000)
• Electrical automated embroidery machines capable of being programmed by an operator at a machine control console and also capable of saving or loading digital programming commands through a USB port or a local area network connection, each machine having at least two but not more than eight parallel-operating multi-thread embroidery heads and a single liquid-crystal display (“LCD”) panel with a video display diagonal measuring at least 160 mm but not more than 170 mm and associated control panel (8447.90.5000)
• Cast iron covers for hand-operated gate valves (8481.90.3000)
• Iron or steel bodies of hand-operated disc (or disk) valves (8481.90.3000)
• Steel parts of hand-operated gate valves (8481.90.3000)
• Lithium-ion batteries consisting of cases of base metal containing 18650 individual lithium-ion battery cells, such batteries having a total capacity of at least 60 but not more than 200 watt hours, with at least one USB Type-C port, at least one USB Type-A port, at least one wireless charging pad and a digital screen that displays the power conditions of the battery (8507.60.0020)
• Lithium-ion batteries consisting of cases of base metal containing 18650 individual lithium-ion battery cells, such batteries having a total capacity of at least at least 90 but not more than 6,500 watt hours, with at least one AC outlet, at least one USB port, at least one female barrel port and a digital screen that displays the power conditions of the battery (8507.60.0020)
• Electric coffee makers of a kind used for domestic purposes, DC powered via a USB cable, each weighing not more than 0.5 kg (8516.71.0020)
• Wireless communication apparatus that can receive audio data to be distributed to wireless speakers (8518.22.0000)
• Fuse-type incandescent tungsten-filament lamps, designed for a voltage of 12 V or more but not exceeding 14 V, each measuring not more than 7 mm in diameter and not more than 32 mm in length (8539.29.3050)
• Headlight brackets of aluminum, for motorcycles, each measuring not more than 34 cm by 29 cm by 19 cm, weighing not more than 2 kg (8714.10.0050)
• Electric guitar kits, each consisting of all of the parts necessary to construct an electric guitar (9207.90.0040)
• Parts of music synthesizers of heading 9207, comprising specially designed printed circuit assemblies for affecting the characteristics or qualities of sound (9209.94.8000)
• Pre-charged pneumatic ("PCP") air rifles, each measuring at least 101 cm but not more than 115 cm in length, weighing at least 2.8 kg but not more than 3.5 kg (9304.00.2000)
• Modular diving boards, suitable for mounting on boats or docks (9506.29.0080)
• Swim masks, snorkeling masks, snorkels and water fins (9506.29.0080)
• Balance trainers of plastics, each measuring not more than 120 cm in length by 45 cm in width by 27 cm in height, containing an air bladder (9506.91.0030)
• Exercise machines of steel, each measuring at least 157 cm but not more than 158 cm in length, at least 152 cm but not more than 153 cm in width and at least 88 cm but not more than 90 cm in height, of a kind specifically designed to train the gluteal muscles (9506.91.0030)
• Push-up exercise machines, each consisting of an aluminum extrusion with hard plastic end-caps, a hard plastic center divider, two sliding handles of hard plastics and rubber and a sliding adjustment plate (9506.91.0030)
• Brushes of natural goat hair bristles, which are in lengths of at least 30 mm but not more than 33 mm, enclosed in a plastic protective holder, for cleaning optical lenses (9603.90.8050)
• Porous-tipped markers for applying liquid chalk (9608.20.0000)
• Gold coins of numismatic (collector’s) interest, 250 years or more in age, of Chinese origin (9705.00.0010)
• Numismatic (collector's) coins (other than archaeological pieces and other than of gold), 250 years or more in age (9705.00.0040)
• Gold coins of numismatic (collector’s) interest, less than 250 years in age, of Chinese origin (9705.00.0050)
• Coins of Chinese origin and of numismatic (collector’s) interest, of any metal other than of gold, less than 250 years in age (9705.00.0065)

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