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More China List 1 Goods Excluded from Section 301 Tariffs; Retroactive Refunds Available

Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

More than 100 additional goods have been excluded from the additional 25 percent duty imposed on some $34 billion worth of imports from China (List 1 goods). These exclusions cover 110 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 362 separate exclusion requests.

The exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018, and remain in place until July 9, 2020. They must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.11.

Importers should review the list of affected goods (see below for general overview and attached notice for full details) and apply for refunds of any tariffs paid on such goods since July 6, 2018. The exclusions are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. The scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in the attached notice and not by the product descriptions in any particular request for exclusion.

For more information on Section 301 tariffs, including exclusions and how to apply for duty refunds, please contact trade consultant Nicole Bivens Collinson at (202) 730-4956 or trade attorney Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965.

- heat exchangers (HTSUS 8402.90.0010)

- steam generator water tanks and other parts (HTSUS 8402.90.0090)

- compression-ignition engines (HTSUS 8048.90.9010 and 8408.90.9020)

- aircraft gas turbine compressor cases and engine stationary seal air supports (HTSUS 8411.99.9090)

- pneumatic actuators (HTSUS 8412.39.0080)

- spring-operated motors (HTSUS 8412.80.1000)

- gear-type hydraulic fluid power pumps (HTSUS 8413.60.0030)

- centrifugal water pumps (HTSUS 8413.70.2015)

- motor vehicle oil pump housings (HTSUS 8413.90.9010)

- impellers and pump parts (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)

- compressors used in vehicle air conditioners (HTSUS 8414.30.8030)

- compressors used in household refrigerators, air conditioners, and heat pumps (HTSUS 8414.30.8050)

- forklift trucks (HTSUS 8427.20.8090)

- motor graders (HTSUS 8429.20.0000)

- self-propelled pneumatic compactors (HTSUS 8429.40.0040)

- shovel loaders (HTSUS 8429.51.1015, 8429.51.1040, 8429.51.1045, 8429.51.1050, 8429.51.5010)

- grooved wire rope drum (HTSUS 8431.10.0010)

- escalator drive assemblies and steps (HTSUS 8431.31.0040)

- parts of passenger or freight elevators (HTSUS 8431.31.0060)

- counterweights for log-handling equipment (HTSUS 8431.39.0070)

- backhoe counterweights and excavator crawler shoes (HTSUS 8431.49.9044)

- seeder or spreader components (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)

- chipper/shredder machines and malt production equipment (HTSUS 8436.80.0090)

- horizontal lathes (HTSUS 8458.19.0020)

- feeder and vibratory flow equipment (HTSUS 8474.90.0010)

- press machines for bamboo (HTSUS 8479.30.0000)

- electric wire coil-winder machines (HTSUS 8479.81.0000)

- insulated mixing chambers of stainless steel (HTSUS 8479.82.0040)

- check valves of steel (HTSUS 8481.30.2090)

- bodies of pressure-reducing and other valves (HTSUS 8481.90.9060)

- flanged wheel hub bearing units with ball bearings (HTSUS 8482.10.5016)

- wheel hub angular contact bearing units (HTSUS 8482.10.5024)

- inner bearing rings (HTSUS 8482.99.0500)

- non-toothed gears for office printers (HTSUS 8483.40.9000)

- non-grooved pulleys (HTSUS 8483.50.9080)

- hubs for conveyor pulleys (HTSUS 8483.90.8080)

- handles for machinery (HTSUS 8487.90.0080)

- electric motors (HTSUS 8501.10.4060)

- DC motors (HTSUS 8501.31.2000)

- AC motors (HTSUS 8501.53.4080)

- AC generators (HTSUS 8501.62.0000)

- transformers used in cathode-ray tubes (HTSUS 8504.33.0020)

- static converter covers, bases, and housings (HTSUS 8504.90.9650)

- furnace casings and structural components for industrial furnaces (HTSUS 8514.90.8000)

- manually operated rework stations (HTSUS 8515.19.0000)

- machines and apparatus for arc welding (HTSUS 8515.39.0020)

- hand-held transceivers (HTSUS 8525.60.1030)

- fixed capacitors (HTSUS 8532.10.0000)

- tantalum capacitors (HTSUS 8532.21.0050)

- aluminum electrolytic capacitors (HTSUS 8532.22.0085)

- contactors for a voltage not exceeding 60 V (HTSUS 8536.41.0045)

- rotary switches rated at over 5 A (HTSUS 8536.50.9025)

- momentary contact switches rated at or under 5 A (HTSUS 8536.50.9031)

- rocker switches designed for use in motor vehicles (HTSUS 8536.50.9065)

- molded buttons and molded housings and covers (HTSUS 8538.90.6000)

- tanks for dead tank circuit breakers (HTSUS 8538.90.8120)

- items for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis, or electrophoresis (HTSUS 8543.30.9080)

- weather station sets (HTSUS 9015.80.8080)

- veterinary ultrasound device (HTSUS 9018.12.0000)

- parts and accessories of electro-surgical instruments and appliances (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)

- dental X-ray alignment and positioning apparatus and other components (HTSUS 9022.90.6000)

- instruments and apparatus that chemically analyze food to detect the presence of gluten or peanuts (HTSUS 9027.80.4530)

- picoammeters with recording devices (HTSUS 9030.39.0100)

- humidistats with outdoor sensor (HTSUS 9032.89.6070)

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