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USTR Releases 4th Product Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a fourth list of product exclusions from Section 301 tranche 1 tariffs on goods from China. The exclusions include five 10-digit subheadings and 35 specially prepared product descriptions, according to a pre-publication copy of a notice posted to the agency’s website May 9. The product exclusions apply retroactively to July 6, 2018, the date the first set of tariffs took effect, and will remain in effect until one year after USTR publishes the notice in the Federal Register.

A new heading of 9903.88.08 applies to goods eligible for exclusion as classified in the subheadings below:

8407.21.0040 Entire
8427.10.4000 Entire
8473.40.1000 Entire
8481.10.0090 Entire
8483.50.9040 Entire
8421.21.0000 Apparatus, including pitchers, bottles, and units designed for incorporation into refrigerators, appliances or sink faucets, the foregoing fitted with filters for filtering or purifying water
8421.21.0000 Filtering apparatus, fitted with pumps, designed for use in pools, spas or similar contained bodies of water
8421.21.0000 Filtering or purifying machinery or apparatus of a kind used for waste water treatment (described in statistical reporting number
8421.21.0000 Submersible machinery for filtering water, designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water
8421.21.0000 Water distillation machinery and apparatus not covered by heading 8419
8421.39.8015 Air purification equipment, electrically powered, weighing less than 36 kg
8421.39.8015 Dust collection equipment for cement, minerals and mining industries
8428.39.0000 Apron-type chain conveyor
8428.39.0000 Roller conveyors
8428.39.0000 Vibrating conveyors
8438.80.0000 Machinery for mixing beverages in single servings for direct human consumption, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
8438.80.0000 Machinery for reconstituting single serving beverages for direct human consumption from frozen pre-packaged portions, designed for use in commercial food service establishments
8481.90.9040 Armatures designed for use in hydraulic solenoid valves
8481.90.9040 C-poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Housings designed for hydraulic ball valves, of cast iron or steel, each measuring 5.7 cm by 3.2 cm and weighing 0.528 kg
8481.90.9040 Metering spools, of aluminium, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Metering spools, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Poles, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Push pins, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8481.90.9040 Retainers, of steel, designed for use in hydraulic solenoid control valves
8501.10.4060 DC electric motors, of an output of less than 18.65 W, valued over $4, other than brushless
8501.52.8040 AC electric motors, multi-phase, of an output exceeding 14.92 kW but not exceeding 75 kW, other than for use in civil aircraft
8505.90.7501 Coils, coil assemblies and other parts of electromagnets
8526.92.5000 Radio remote control apparatus for garage doors
8526.92.5000 Radio remote control apparatus for pet collars and pet food dispensers
8526.92.5000 Remote control devices, hand held and battery powered, designed for use with toy model vehicles and aircraft
8529.90.8100 Bezels, covers and housings, the foregoing designed for motor vehicle cameras
8536.49.0075 Electromechanical relays, for a voltage exceeding 60 V but not over 250 V, with contacts rated at 10 A or more
8536.50.9035 Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm by 2.9 cm, with 4 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section
8536.50.9035 Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 4.8 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.8 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals
8536.50.9035 Push-button switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring no more than 5 cm by 1.7 cm by 1.9 cm, with 2 spade or brass terminals, with an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section
8536.50.9040 Snap-action switches, each designed for installation in a wall-mounted enclosure or electrical box
9011.10.8000 Stereoscopic microscopes, not provided with a means for photographing the image, valued not over $500 per unit
9011.90.0000 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
9018.20.0040 Ultraviolet or infrared LED light therapy devices for the professional treatment of pain or of ailments of the skin

If you import any commodities described above, you may be entitled to a refund of duties for imports retroactive to July 6, 2018. Any commodities found to be eligible for exclusion may be claimed effective immediately for new imports. Please contact your nearest JJB representative for assistance.

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