The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued two Federal Register notices announcing the extension of a limited number of 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) that were set to expire on October 2, 2020.
USTR is extending nine product exclusions from List/Tranche 1: all of HTSUS subheading 9030.90.4600; certain chemically etched dies of steel; certain operator riding self-propelled aerial work platforms; certain cement retainer assemblies; certain extrusion machines for processing rubber; certain brass or bronze safety valves; certain DC motors with varying wattage output; and certain combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography scanners. Other product exclusions listed in USTR’s August 3, 2020 notice (see Update of August 3, 2020) will expire on October 2, 2020.
USTR is extending 28 product exclusions from List/Tranche 2, including: elastomeric petroleum resins; certain stabilizing machine tool stands; certain electric motors (including DC electric motors) with varying volts and wattage outputs; certain direct current permanent magnet motors; certain bottom shelf coupler assemblies designed for use with certain vehicles; certain buffering/cushioning plates, protection members, rear structural units and retention caps for use with certain vehicles; certain draft pack rear alignment and overtravel protection members for use with certain hybrid railcar cushioning systems; certain digital thermometers; and certain portable, wireless enabled, electrical gas monitors. Other product exclusions listed in USTR’s June 22, 2020 notice (see Update of June 24, 2020) will expire on October 2, 2020.
These 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.