Background

A number of product exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on imports of List 1 goods from China are being extended, but many more are expiring as of June 4.

In addition, as a reminder, June 8 is the deadline for submitting comments on the potential extension for up to 12 months of almost all exclusions granted thus far from the Section 301 tariff on List 3 goods from China.

For more information on Section 301 tariffs, including exclusions, please contact Nicole Bivens Collinson, Marilyn-Joy Cerny, or Kristen Smith.

Exclusions Extended

The tariff exclusions for the following products are being extended.

- oil well and oil field crank-balanced, long-stroke, and beam pumps (described in HTSUS 8413.50.0010)

- centrifugal pumps, submersible, other than for use with machines for making cellulosic pulp, paper or paperboard; the foregoing pumps rated not over 15 kW (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- submersible pump incorporating a magnetic drive motor (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- centrifugal pumps designed for eliminating condensate, the foregoing not elsewhere specified or included (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2090)

- housings for water pumps of subheading 8413.30.90 (described in HTSUS 8413.91.9010)

- solar water heaters incorporating glass tube heat collectors and including glass tubes and stands with tanks (described in HTSUS 8419.19.0040)

- heat exchanger plates, cores, finned tubes, cones, shells, bonnets, flanges, and baffles (described in HTSUS 8419.90.3000)

- garage door opener/closers (described in HTSUS 8428.90.0290)

- pile drivers, diesel powered (described in HTSUS 8430.10.0000)

- welded frames designed to support conveyor rollers (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- coupling covers, including center members, flanged hubs, sleeves, and shoes (described in HTSUS 8483.90.8010)

- AC multi-phase motors, each of an output exceeding 300 kW but not exceeding 310 kW, fitted with pulleys and brakes to raise and lower passenger elevators (described in HTSUS 8501.53.8040)

- regenerative speed drive controllers for controlling speed of electric motors for elevators (described in HTSUS 8504.40.4000)

- speed drive controllers for electric motors, each such controller measuring 100 mm or more but not over 130 mm in length, 40 mm or more but not over 125 mm in width, and 24 mm or more but not over 85 mm in height (described in HTSUS 8504.40.4000)

- projector parts (described in HTSUS 8529.90.9900)

- disposable surface electrodes for intra-operative neuromonitoring systems, each composed of a surface electrode pad, an insulated wire, and a standard DIN 42802 connector (described in HTSUS 9018.19.9560)

These exclusions, which must be claimed using new HTSUS 9903.88.50, 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 given above and not by the product descriptions in any particular request.

However, these exclusions are only being extended through Dec. 31, not for an entire year as has previously been the case. USTR states that this shortened extension is due to “the cumulative effect of current and possible future exclusions or extensions of exclusions on the effectiveness of” the Section 301 tariffs. USTR explains that it has granted more than 6,200 exclusion requests to date, has extended some of these exclusions, and may consider further extensions. In addition, more than 8,600 exclusion requests are pending on List 4 goods. USTR states that it will take account of the cumulative effect of exclusions in considering the possible further extension of these and other exclusions.

Exclusions Expiring

The tariff exclusions granted in June 2019 for the following items are not being extended and will therefore expire June 4, at which point the 25 percent additional tariff will again be imposed on these goods.

- HTSUS 8537.10.8000 (touch-sensitive data input devices without display capabilities, for incorporation into apparatus having a display)

- parts of non-aircraft gas turbines, other than rotors, spindles, rotor assemblies, spindle assemblies, or steel forgings (described in HTSUS 8411.99.9085)

- radial piston hydraulic fluid pumps weighing not over 500 grams (described in HTSUS 8413.50.0070)

- centrifugal pumps, submersible, designed for use in apparatus for supplying water to pets (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- submersible dual port pump designed for use in swimming pools (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- submersible pump designed for use in aquariums, not over 325 mm tall (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- submersible pumps, rated not over 1 horsepower, designed for use in pumping raw sewage (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- sump pumps, submersible, rated not over 1 horsepower, activated by float switch (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2004)

- centrifugal pumps, not for use with machines for making cellulosic pulp, paper, or paperboard, not submersible, the foregoing single-stage, single-suction, close-coupled, and with discharge outlet under 5.1 cm in diameter (described in HTSUS 8413.70.2005)

- impellers for water pumps of HTSUS 8413.30.90 (described in HTSUS 8413.91.9010)

- hydraulic pump positioning piston assemblies (described in HTSUS 8413.91.9060)

- plastic reservoirs for motor vehicle brake master cylinders (described in HTSUS 8413.91.9060)

- air-end assemblies, inlet guide vanes, air-ends, compressor baseplates, and backplates (described in HTSUS 8414.90.4190)

- stand-alone icemaking machines, each having a rated capacity not exceeding 160 kg per day, capable of producing ice in pieces not larger than 40 cubic cm in any dimension (described in HTSUS 8418.69.0110)

- assemblies of thermo-electric modules, whether or not presented with attached heat exchangers, fans, shrouds, temperature sensors, or controllers (described in HTSUS 8418.69.0180)

- coolers, non-compressor, powered by 12 V DC, each with an interior volume not exceeding 17 liters (described in HTSUS 8418.69.0180)

- distillation and rectifying equipment designed for use in the production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (described in HTSUS 8419.40.0080)

- cast steel and steel structural forms designed for use in filtering machines, such machines used in mining or manufacturing facilities (described in HTSUS 8421.99.0080)

- parts of air filtering machines or apparatus, the foregoing of cast steel and steel (described in HTSUS 8421.99.0080)

- self-propelled fork-lift and platform trucks, each powered by an electric motor and controlled by walking operator (described in HTSUS 8427.10.8090)

- hinged steel transfer machinery, designed for diverting goods from and to conveyor lines (described in HTSUS 8428.90.0290)

- rotating bench, electrically powered, designed for turning a workpiece in a production line (described in HTSUS 8428.90.0290)

- rotating fork machines, designed for lifting and depositing coiled steel bars in a production line (described in HTSUS 8428.90.0290)

- vibratory, self-propelled tamping machines, each with drum roller (described in HTSUS 8429.40.0020)

- new, track-mounted hydraulic backhoes or hydraulic shovels, each with a 360-degree revolving superstructure (described in HTSUS 8429.52.1010)

- belt conveyor crossmember assemblies (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- conveyor roller support brackets (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- carriers designed for holding motor vehicles in overhead conveyors (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- catenary idler stringers (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- conveyor belt assemblies incorporating bearings (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- conveyor line pans, the foregoing parts suitable for use solely or principally with coal mine conveyors (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- conveyor spill plates (described in HTSUS 8431.39.0010)

- feed pushers, bale forks, scrapers, and frames therefor (described in HTSUS 8431.49.9010)

- complete sheet pile rolling mills (described in HTSUS 8455.22.0000)

- rolling mills designed to form 4 to 5 ribbed metal panels not exceeding 95 cm wide (described in HTSUS 8455.22.0000)

- double row ball bearings having an inner diameter exceeding 15 mm but not exceeding 32 mm, an outer diameter exceeding 38 mm but not exceeding 64 mm, and a width exceeding 15 mm but not exceeding 29 mm (described in HTSUS 8482.10.5060)

- needle roller bearings of a width not exceeding 30 mm (described in HTSUS 8482.40.0000)

- outer bearing rings (described in HTSUS 8482.99.0500)

- bearing shields (described in HTSUS 8482.99.6595)

- speed drive controllers for electric motors, the foregoing operating at 250 A or more but not over 500 A (described in HTSUS 8504.40.0000)

- variable frequency drive controllers for electric motors, each weighing more than 1 kg but not more than 11 kg (described in HTSUS 8504.40.4000)

- printed circuit assemblies of the goods of HTSUS 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, each measuring 4 cm to 6 cm in width and 10 cm to 12 cm in length, that converts 36 V DC to 90 V AC (described in HTSUS 8504.90.6500)

- printed circuit assemblies of the goods of HTSUS 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, each measuring 7 cm to 9 cm in width and 18 cm to 20 cm in length, having 2 switches, for power protection to prevent electrical back feeding (described in HTSUS 8504.90.6500)

- printed circuit assemblies of the goods of HTSUS 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, the foregoing serving as controllers for power supplies, each measuring 5 cm to 7 cm in width and 11 cm to 14 cm in length, having 50 pin on side header (described in HTSUS 8504.90.6500)

- printed circuit assemblies of the goods of HTSUS 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, the foregoing serving as noise filters, each measuring 18 cm to 20 cm in width and 25 cm to 27 cm in length, populated with semiconductor devices and 4 heat sinks (described in HTSUS 8504.90.6500)

- radio transceivers operating on frequencies from 46 MHz to 468 MHz, each designed for installation in motor vehicles (described in HTSUS 8525.60.1050)

- antennas, of base metal and fiberglass (described in HTSUS 8529.10.4040)

- electromechanical relays, for a voltage not exceeding 24 V, other than automotive flashers, with contacts rated at 10 A or more, measuring not over 80 mm in any dimension (described in HTSUS 8536.41.0050)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 14.4 cm by 11.6 cm by 6.4 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 14.6 cm by 8 cm by 14.1 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 19.1 cm by 8.3 cm by 14.1 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 19.7 cm by 11.8 cm by 8.3 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 19.7 cm by 9.8 cm by 16.5 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 21 cm by 13.3 cm by 9 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 23.5 cm by 8 cm by 13.1 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 6 cm by 14.1 cm by 11 cm (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9035)

- push-pull switches, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, designed for use in motor vehicles (described in HTSUS 8536.50.9065)

- bullet connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- butt connectors, other than closed end, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- closed-end butt connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- crimp connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- insulated tab electrical connectors and tab receptacle electrical connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, crimp-type, with either a tab measuring not over 6.4 mm in width or a receptacle for tabs measuring not over 6.4 mm in width (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- junction blocks, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- lug connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- ring connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- spade connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- spring clip (“alligator clip”) terminals, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- terminal blocks, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- wire tap connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (described in HTSUS 8536.90.4000)

- magnesium anodes, each not exceeding 48 kg in weight (described in HTSUS 8543.30.9040)

- disposable self-adhesive brain monitoring sensor patches for use with an oximeter, each incorporating a circuit board, light-emitting diode, photo diodes, and memory device and a connector (described in HTSUS 9018.19.9560)

- disposable stainless steel subdermal needle electrodes with accompanying harness for use with electromyography equipment (described in HTSUS 9018.19.9560)

- machines for testing the hardness of metals (described in HTSUS 9024.10.0000)

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Marilyn-Joy Cerny
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J. Nicole Bivens Collinson
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