14th Round of Exclusions to China Section 301 List 3 Products Approved

May 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted their fourteenth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3.

Seventeen ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded:

0713.33.1040 0713.50.1000
1207.70.0020 1207.70.0040
1209.30.0090 1209.91.6010
1209.91.8010 1209.91.8020
1209.91.8040 1209.91.8060
1209.91.8070 2916.19.1000
5603.14.9090 5603.92.0090
5603.93.0090 9403.70.4002

61 product specific exclusions were also granted.

Combined, these new exclusions cover 103 separate exclusion requests.  They are effective September 24, 2018, through August 6, 2020, and will use HTS number 9903.88.48.

Annex B in the notice modified six previously approved List 3 product specific exclusions to make technical corrections for exclusions in HTS 2926.90.5050, 5501.20.0000, 5501.40.0000, 8302.50.0000, 8414.20.0000, and 8504.40.9550.

Another USTR notice removed two exclusions for List 4A products, that had been granted in Tranche 4. Removed are:

  • Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities (of HTS 3924.10.4000)
  • Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders (of HTS 8479.82.0080)

Exclusions are available for any product that meets the description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.

Refunds for duties previously paid, which are now excluded, may be applied for using a Post Summary Correction (PSC) for unliquidated entries; or a Protest for entries liquidated within the past 180 days.

Importers should contact their Livingston Service representative to request any applicable PSCs or Protests be filed.

If you have any questions regarding Section 301 Exclusions for Chinese origin products, Livingston can help!  Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com