The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued two Federal Register notices announcing the extension of numerous product exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs for imports from China appearing on List 1 (products from China with an annual trade value of $34 billion) and List 2 (products from China with an annual trade value of $16 billion).
USTR is extending 62 product exclusions from List/Tranche 1, including: certain submersible centrifugal pumps; certain tabletop water fountains; certain rotary compressors; certain thermal roll laminators; parts of swimming pool vacuum cleaners; certain types of shovel loaders; certain animal feeding machinery and parts; certain lathes and numerically-controlled milling machines; certain types of valve bodies and valve parts; certain types of ball bearings of various sizes; certain electrical AC and DC motors; numerous types of electrical switches, connectors and terminals; certain four-wheel off-road vehicles; various medical devices and accessories; certain X-ray tables, tubes and parts; and certain thermostats and covers.
USTR is extending 17 product exclusions from List/Tranche 2, including: Acrylic acid-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid-acrylic ester; certain molded acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) tubes; certain electrical tape of polyvinyl chloride; certain transparent tape; certain rolls of polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride film coated with a solvent acrylic adhesive; certain sheets and strips consisting of both cross-linked polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate; certain polyethylene sheet and film; certain girders of iron or steel and certain pipes of iron or steel meeting various ASTM standard; certain monopolar conductors; and, certain electric motorcycles.
The product exclusion extensions will apply until December 31, 2020. These exclusions continue to apply to any product that satisfies the description in the annexes of these Federal Register notices, regardless of whether the company using the exclusion filed the request. Each exclusion is governed by the scope of the HTS subheading and the product description appearing in the annexes; they are not governed by the description set out in any particular exclusion request.