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Extension Granted to Some Tranche 4A Exclusions

Another set of exclusions for Tranche 4A of Section 301 have been extended.

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On August 28, 2020, the United States Trade Representative announced extensions to some Tranche 4A exclusions that were set to expire September 1.

The new extension will be valid from September 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, and can be claimed using subheading 9903.88.57.

The fully excluded HTS are:

• 0505.10.0050
• 0505.10.0055
• 3401.19.0000
• 3926.90.9910
• 4015.19.0510
• 4015.19.0550
• 4818.90.0000 prior to July 1, 2020; 4818.90.0020 or 4818.90.0080 effective July 1, 2020
• 5210.11.4040
• 5210.11.6020
• 5504.10.0000
• 6210.10.5000
• 6307.90.6090
• 6307.90.6800
• 6506.10.6030

Partially excluded HTS are:

• Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) (also known as crab-eating macaques or long-tailed macaques) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), captive bred for research (described in statistical reporting number 0106.11.0000)
• Feathers of a kind used for stuffing, of ducks or geese, not further worked than cleaned, disinfected or treated for preservation, the foregoing other than feathers meeting both test standards 4 and 10.1 of Federal Standard 148a promulgated by the General Services Administration (described in statistical reporting number 0505.10.0060)
• Sodium alginate resins (CAS No. 9005-38-3) (described in statistical reporting number 3913.10.0000)
• Shower heads of plastics, designed to be fixed, hand-held, height-adjustable or combinations thereof, and parts of such shower heads (described in statistical reporting number 3924.90.5650)
• 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 (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Bowls of molded plastics, with clips for retaining guide wires during surgical procedures (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Coverings, of plastics, designed to fit over wound sites or casts thereby forming a protective seal for keeping the covered area dry and debris free while showering or bathing (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Disposable graduated medicine dispensing cups of plastics (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• 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 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• 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 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Wallpaper, other than described in subheading 4814.20.00, with floral, landscape, figure or abstract designs or solid backgrounds painted by hand, whether or not with applications of metal leaf (described in statistical reporting number 4814.90.0200)
• Printed art and pictorial books, each valued at least $5 but not more than $17, each measuring at least 22 cm but not more than 39 cm in height and at least 14 cm but not more than 32 cm in width, weighing not more than 3 kg, with die-cut or tipped-in extra pages and bound with foil stamping or with silkscreen on the cover stock (described in statistical reporting number 4901.99.0065)
• Women's knit robes in chief weight of cotton, with hook and loop tab closure (described in statistical reporting number 6108.91.0030)
• Babies' gowns of cotton knitted interlock fabric, each with sleeves, neck opening and elasticized bottom opening (described in statistical reporting number 6111.20.6070)
• Babies' sleep sacks of cotton interlock knitted fabric, sleeveless, each with neck opening and two-way zipper (described in statistical reporting number 6111.20.6070)
• Babies' sleep sacks, knitted, of cotton, each with neck opening and two-way zipper (described in statistical reporting number 6111.20.6070)
• Babies' swaddle sacks of cotton knitted interlock fabric, each with sleeves and mitten cuffs (described in statistical reporting number 6111.20.6070)
• Babies' blanket sleepers of polyester knitted fleece, sleeveless, each with two-way zipper (described in statistical reporting number 6111.30.5015)
• Gloves, containing less than 50 percent by weight of textile fibers, coated with rubber or plastics designed for enhanced grip (described in statistical reporting number 6116.10.6500)
• Men's and boys' cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (described in statistical reporting number 6207.91.1000)
• Women's cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (described in statistical reporting number 6208.91.1010)
• Girls' cotton terry bathrobes with muslin trim, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (described in statistical reporting number 6208.91.1020)
• Girls' fleece bathrobes, each beltless but featuring a hook-and-loop tab (described in statistical reporting number 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 (described in statistical reporting number 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 (described in statistical reporting number 6301.30.0020)
• Dust covers of knitted polyester fabric, designed for bed mattresses and pillows (described in statistical reporting number 6302.10.0020)
• Crib sheets of muslin cotton, fitted with elastic (described in statistical reporting number 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 (described in statistical reporting number 6302.31.9040)
• 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 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Disposable shoe and boot covers of man-made fiber fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Face masks and particulate facepiece respirators, of textile fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9845, 6307.90.9850, 6307.90.9870, or 6307.90.9875 effective July 1, 2020)
• Hot packs of textile material, single-use (exothermic chemical reaction) (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Laparotomy sponges of cotton (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Single-use blood pressure cuff sleeves of textile materials (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Single-use medical masks of textile material (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9845, 6307.90.9850, or 6307.90.9870 effective July 1, 2020)
• Single-use stethoscope covers (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Woven gauze sponges of cotton in square or rectangular sizes (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)
• Athletic, recreational and sporting headgear comprising shells of polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate plastic or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, each with an inner liner of expanded polypropylene or expanded polystyrene, designed for use with bicycles (described in statistical reporting number 6506.10.6045)
• Bright C1060 galvanized round wire, containing by weight 0.6 percent or more of carbon, measuring at least 0.034 mm but not more than 0.044 mm in diameter (described in statistical reporting number 7217.20.4530)
• Sewing machines of the household type, each weighing not more than 22.5 kg, having a touch screen control, a sewing light, a presser foot lifter and an automatic needle threader (described in statistical reporting number 8452.10.0090)
• Gasoline-powered earth-drilling power augers, each weighing not more than 16 kg, having a gasoline engine of a cylinder displacement not more than 55 cc and an output shaft connectable to an auger bit, whether or not presented with one or more auger bits (described in statistical reporting number 8467.89.5060)
• Gasoline powered or propane-powered engines of a cylinder displacement not more than 80 cc, each machine including a fitted auger bit specially designed for cutting through ice covers of bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8467.89.5090)
• Parts of hand-operated faucets, of copper, each weighing not more than 5 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.1000)
• Apparatus suitable for wearing on the wrist, having time-display functions, each article having an accelerometer and being capable of displaying and transmitting data sent to it by a network (e.g., portable ADP unit, LAN or cellular network) (described in statistical reporting number 8517.62.0090)
• Tracking devices, each device measuring not more than 86 mm on a side (if rectangular) or 28 mm in diameter (if circular) and not more than 7.5 mm in thickness, not weighing more than 15 g, designed to be attached to another article and to establish a Bluetooth connection with another device for the purposes of providing relative location information (described in statistical reporting number 8517.62.0090)
• Wireless communication apparatus that can receive audio data to be distributed to wireless speakers (described in statistical reporting number 8518.22.0000)
• Television liquid crystal display ("LCD") main board assemblies, each consisting of a printed circuit board containing a television tuner and audio and video components (described in statistical reporting number 8529.90.1300)
• Protective Articles (described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0000)
• Prism binoculars, other than for use with infrared light, comprising a plastic, aluminum or magnesium alloy body with a rubber jacket, with magnification ranging from at least 4X but not more than 22X and aperture ranging from at least 21 mm but not more than 56 mm (described in statistical reporting number 9005.10.0040)
• Liquid crystal display (“LCD”) modules, not capable of receiving or processing a broadcast television signal, each with a video display diagonal measuring not more than 191 cm (described in statistical reporting number 9013.80.9000)
• Watch cases of stainless steel and titanium, not gold- or silver-plated, unassembled, each measuring at least 20 mm but not more than 48 mm in diameter and weighing at least 50 g but not more than 250 g (described in statistical reporting number 9111.20.4000)
• Watch dials of brass, each measuring at least 18 mm but not exceeding 50 mm in width and weighing at least 10 g but not more than 20 g (described in statistical reporting number 9114.30.4000)
• Acoustic upright pianos, other than used, containing a case measuring less than 111.76 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0011)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 111.76 cm or more, but less than 121.92 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0021)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 121.92 cm or more but less than 129.54 in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0031)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 129.54 cm or more in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0041)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 152.4 cm or more but less than 167.64 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0021)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 167.64 cm or more but less than 180.34 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0031)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 180.34 cm or more but less than 195.58 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0041)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 195.58 cm or more in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0051)
• Harp sharping levers of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9209.92.8000)
• Parts of child safety seats (described in statistical reporting number 9401.90.1085)
• Parts of child safety seats incorporating springs (described in statistical reporting number 9401.90.1085)
• Pillow shells of cotton, each filled with goose or duck down (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.1000)
• Quilted pillow shells of cotton (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.1000)
• Quilted pillow shells of man-made fibers (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.2000)
• 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 (described in statistical reporting number 9506.91.0030)
• Arrowheads of metal (described in statistical reporting number 9506.99.0520)
• 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 (described in statistical reporting number 9603.90.8050)
• Tufts of swine hair bristles, oriented with the soft feather tipped ends of the hairs facing up and the hard, root ends of the hairs facing down, with the root ends of the hairs glued together to form a round bottom not more than 7 mm in diameter, for incorporation into brushes (described in statistical reporting number 9603.90.8050)
• Paintings, drawings or pastels, each executed entirely by hand (the foregoing other than drawings of heading 4906 and other than hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles), each measuring not more than 300 cm by not more than 2,000 cm (described in statistical reporting number 9701.10.0000)
• Postage stamps (described in statistical reporting number 9704.00.0000)
• Collectors' pieces of mineralogical interest (described in statistical reporting number 9705.00.0085)”

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