U.S.T.R. Exclusions Extension to List 1 China 301 Tariffs Through December 2020

On March 2, 2020 the U.S. Trade Representative announced he would consider extending, for up to 12 months, the fourth set of exclusions that were granted in May 2019 and set to expire on May 14, 2020.
 
Today, the USTR announced the extension of certain exclusions, but not all, for six months only until December 31, 2020. The short list of exclusions is listed below. Note that all other products that were originally excluded on the May 2019 list of exclusions will expire today, May 14, 2020.
 
Please review this list to see if your products are affected. Importers are responsible for determining whether or not their product(s) meet the specific description next to the HTS – Harmonized Tariff Schedule. If your goods qualify for the exclusion, even if you did not request it, and wish to discuss a strategy for requesting retroactive refunds, please contact your local C J representative.

ANNEX
 
Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on July 6, 2018, and before December 31, 2020, the additional duties provided for in heading 9903.88.01 shall not apply to products which are provided for in heading 9903.88.08 and U.S. notes 20(k)(4), 20(k)(5), 20(k)(8), 20(k)(11), 20(k)(18), 20(k)(19), 20(k)(21), 20(k)(22), 20(k)(23), 20(k)(24), 20(k)(25), 20(k)(38) and 20(k)(39) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS, as follows:

  • (4) 8481.10.0090
  • (5) 8483.50.9040
  • (8) Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • (11) Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8421.39.8015)
  • (18) Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (19) C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (21) Metering spools, of aluminum, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (22) Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (23) Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (24) Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (25) Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.9040)
  • (38) Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit (described in statistical reporting number 9011.10.8000)
  • (39) Adapter rings, tubes and extension sleeves, stands and arm assemblies, stages and gliding tables, eyeguards and focusing racks, all the foregoing designed for use with compound optical microscopes (described in statistical reporting number 9011.90.0000)

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