4 New Exclusions Issued for China Section 301 List 1 Products

February 11, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued notice of 4 new product specific exclusions for Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 1.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number 9908.88.15 will be used for the 4 below exclusions, which are effective from July 6, 2018 through October 2, 2020.

  • 8413.70.2004 – Centrifugal pumps, submersible, designed for use in artificial lift systems for extracting oil and gas
  • 8413.91.9050 / 8413.91.9060 – Pistons and housings for hydraulic fluid power pumps of the type used in power lawn mowers
  • 8417.90.0000 – Furnace roll end-shafts of steel
  • 8501.52.4000 – Multi-phase AC motors of an output of at least 5.8 kW but not exceeding 14.92 kW, each assembled with planetary gears and a gearbox

The notice also includes 4 updates to product specific descriptions, as well as 26 updates reflecting former and current HTS.

Exclusions may be used when your product meets the specially prepared product description, whether you applied for the exclusion or not.

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