Dozens of additional goods are being excluded from the Section 301 additional tariff (currently 7.5 percent) on List 4A goods from China. Importers of covered goods should act now to obtain refunds of Section 301 tariffs paid on such goods since Sept. 1, 2019.

For more information on this process, or on Section 301 tariffs in general, please contact Nicole Bivens CollinsonMarilyn-Joy Cerny, or Kristen Smith.

Products newly excluded from the List 4A tariff are as follows (full descriptions available here).

- long-tailed macaques and rhesus macaques captive bred for research (described in HTSUS 0106.11.0000)

- duck or goose feathers of a kind used for stuffing (described in HTSUS 0505.10.0060)

- silicone plastic baby bottle nipples (described in HTSUS 3924.90.0500)

- compressive eye masks of a kind used for mitigating migraine headaches or eyestrain (described in HTSUS 3924.90.5650)

- plastic shower heads and parts thereof (described in HTSUS 3924.90.5650)

- plastic A-frame or sandwich board signs (described in HTSUS 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020, and HTSUS 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)

- plastic brackets suitable for mounting on a vertical surface (described in HTSUS 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020, and HTSUS 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)

- plastic covers for battery compartments in combination weather sensors (described in HTSUS 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020, and HTSUS 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)

- tapered sound-dampening earplugs in plastic carrying cases (described in HTSUS 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020, and HTSUS 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)

- wallpaper with floral, landscape, figure, or abstract designs or solid backgrounds painted by hand, whether or not with applications of metal leaf (described in HTSUS 4814.90.0200)

- printed art and pictorial books, hardbound, each with silver foil cover and a depiction of the main character on the cover and silver foil and embossing on the dust jacket (described in HTSUS 4901.99.0060)

- printed art and pictorial books with die-cut or tipped-in extra pages and bound with foil stamping or with silkscreen on the cover stock (described in HTSUS 4901.99.0065)

- dust covers of knitted polyester fabric designed for bed mattresses and pillows (described in HTSUS 6302.10.0020)

- pillow covers, of woven fabrics in chief weight of cotton, incorporating a zippered opening (described in HTSUS 6304.92.0000)

- comforter shells of fabric in chief weight of polyester (described in HTSUS 6307.90.9889)

- fabric shells for backrests in chief weight of polyester fabric (described in HTSUS 6307.90.9889)

- fabric shells for cushions in chief weight of polyester fiber (described in HTSUS 6307.90.9889)

- shells for life jackets of manmade fibers (described in HTSUS 6307.90.9889)

- shells for pillows and comforters of microfiber fabric (described in HTSUS 6307.90.9889)

- bicycle helmets comprising shells of polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate plastic, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and an inner liner of expanded polypropylene or expanded polystyrene (described in HTSUS 6506.10.6045)

- bright C1060 galvanized round wire (described in HTSUS 7217.20.4530)

- bars and rods of high speed steel, not cold formed, of circular cross-section (described in HTSUS 7228.10.0010)

- seamless tubes, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel (described in HTSUS 7304.41.6045)

- razors of stainless steel having a single edge (described in HTSUS 8212.10.0000)

- sewing machines of the household type having a touch screen control, a sewing light, a presser foot lifter, and an automatic needle threader (described in HTSUS 8452.10.0090)

- gasoline-powered earth-drilling power augers (described in HTSUS 8467.89.5060)

- gasoline-powered or propane-powered engines including a fitted auger bit specially designed for cutting through ice covers of bodies of water (described in HTSUS 8467.89.5090)

- copper parts of hand-operated faucets (described in HTSUS 8481.90.1000)

- parts of backflow preventer valves of iron or steel, including valve bodies (described in HTSUS 8481.90.3000)

- digital trail cameras in plastic cases (described in HTSUS 8525.80.4000)

- kits containing protective eyeglasses and ear protective devices (described in HTSUS 9004.90.0000)

- non-prescription spectacles, other than sunglasses (described in HTSUS 9004.90.0000)

- prism binoculars other than for use with infrared light (described in HTSUS 9005.10.0040)

- rotary microtomes (described in HTSUS 9027.90.2000)

- acoustic upright pianos (described in HTSUS 9201.10.0011, 9201.10.0021, 9201.10.0031, and 9201.10.0041)

- acoustic grand pianos (described in HTSUS 9201.20.0021, 9201.20.0031, 9201.20.0041, and 9201.20.0051)

- acoustic guitars (described in HTSUS 9202.90.2000)

- harp sharping levers of steel (described in HTSUS 9209.92.8000)

- parts of a kind used for adjusting motor vehicle seats, consisting of cables of steel in cable housings of plastics (described in HTSUS 9401.90.1085)

- parts of child safety seats incorporating springs (described in HTSUS 9401.90.1085)

- pillow shells of cotton, each filled with goose or duck down (described in HTSUS 9404.90.1000)

- quilted pillow shells of cotton (described in HTSUS 9404.90.1000)

- quilted pillow shells of manmade fibers (described in HTSUS 9404.90.2000)

- parts and accessories for exercise machines of subheading 9506.91 (described in HTSUS 9506.91.0030)

- arrowheads of metal (described in HTSUS 9506.99.0520)

- spinning, spincast, or baitcast fishing reels (described in HTSUS 9507.30.6000)

- paintings, drawings, or pastels, each executed entirely by hand (described in HTSUS 9701.10.0000)

- collages and similar decorative plaques, whether or not framed (described in HTSUS

- original engravings, prints, and lithographs, framed or not framed (described in HTSUS 9702.00.0000)

- original sculptures and statuary, in any material (described in HTSUS 9703.00.0000)

- postage stamps (described in HTSUS 9704.00.0000)

- collections and collectors' pieces of historical interest other than numismatic coins, archaeological pieces, or ethnographic pieces (described in HTSUS 9705.00.0085)

- collectors' pieces of mineralogical interest (described in HTSUS 9705.00.0085)

- antique silverware of an age exceeding one hundred years (described in HTSUS 9706.00.0020)

- antique furniture of an age exceeding one hundred years (described in HTSUS 9706.00.0040)

The scope of each exclusion is governed by the product description in the official notice and not the descriptions found in any particular request.

These exclusions, which must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.51, will be retroactive to Sept. 1, 2019, and remain in place until Sept. 1, 2020. Importers may utilize these exclusions for any product that meets the descriptions above, even if they did not request it.

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Managing Partner, Operating Committee
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Managing Principal, Operating Committee; International Trade & Government Relations Practice Leader
Kristen S. Smith
Partner, Advisory Committee; Trade Remedies Practice Group Leader

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