The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), after seeking comments on whether to extend for another year certain product exclusions it granted in March 2019 (see Trump and Trade Update of January 2, 2020), has granted 11 extensions covering these Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings and product descriptions:

  • 8412.21.0045 – Other engines and motors, and parts thereof: Hydraulic power engines and motors: Linear acting (cylinders): Telescoping
  • 8607.21.1000 – Parts of railway or tramway locomotives or rolling stock: Truck assemblies, axles and wheels, and parts thereof: Brakes and parts thereof: Air brakes and parts thereof: For vehicles of heading 8605 or 8606
  • Breast pumps, whether or not with accessories or batteries (described in statistical reporting number 8413.81.0040)
  • Machinery for filtering water, submersible, powered by batteries, manually operated, such machinery designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Hand-held ultraviolet water purifiers, powered by batteries (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Filters designed to remove sulfites from wine (described in statistical reporting number 8421.22.0000)
  • Filter housings, covers, or couplings, the foregoing of steel and comprising parts of machinery or apparatus for filtering liquids (described in statistical reporting number 8421.99.0040)
  • Vulcanized rubber tracks, each incorporating cords and cleats of steel, designed for use on construction equipment (described in statistical reporting number 8431.49.9095)
  • Automated data processing storage units (other than magnetic disk drive units), not assembled in cabinets for placing on a table or similar place, not presented with any other unit of a system (described in statistical reporting number 8471.70.6000)
  • Electric motors, AC, permanent split capacitor type, each in a housing with outside diameter of 84 mm or less, with output of 6 W or more but not exceeding 16 W (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.4020)
  • Inoculator sets of plastics, each consisting of a plate with multiple wells, a display tray, and a lid; when assembled, the set measuring 105 mm or more but not exceeding 108 mm in width, 138 mm or more but not exceeding 140 mm in depth, and 6.5 mm or less in thickness (described in statistical reporting number 9027.90.5650)

These HTS subheadings and products are currently subject to the Section 301 25 percent tariff covering Chinese products imported into the United States worth approximately $34 billion (List 1), and their exclusions to the tariff were set to expire on March 25, 2020. With this extension, such products entering the United States for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 6, 2018 and before March 25, 2021, will continue to be excluded from the additional duty.   All other Section 301 exclusions granted in March 2019 will expire as of midnight, March 25, 2020 (see Trump and Trade Update of March 21, 2019).