The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is extending until March 31, 2021, Section 301 tariff exclusions for imports of certain Chinese medical care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective January 1, 2021, Section 301 tariff exclusions have been extended for a variety of Chinese medical care products, including but not limited to: face shields; certain sterile drapes and covers; gloves; face masks; hot and cold packs; otoscopes; certain woven gauze sponges; certain non-woven fabrics; certain microscopes; certain dispensers and hand pumps for liquids; certain plastic aprons for personal protection; certain molded acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) tubes; certain adhesive polyethylene films, sheets and strips; and certain parts and components for X-ray and MRI equipment.

These exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the annexes accompanying the USTR announcement. The scope of each exclusion is determined by the scope of the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheadings and the product descriptions in the annexes.