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More List 1 Goods from Mainland China Excluded from Section 301 Tariffs

USTR has announced the exclusion of additional products from the additional 25 percent duty imposed on some US$34 billion worth of imports from mainland China (List 1 goods). These exclusions will be retroactive to 6 July 2018 and remain in place for a period of one year from the date of publication of an official notice in the Federal Register.

The exclusions cover the following HTSUS number and products and reflect about 464 separate exclusion requests. More specifically, the excluded 10-digit tariff line covers 40 separate requests and the 88 specially prepared product descriptions cover approximately 424 separate requests.

  • HTSUS 8537.10.8000 (touch-sensitive data input devices (touch screens) without display capabilities, for incorporation into apparatus having a display, which function by detecting the presence and location of a touch within the display area)
  • parts of non-aircraft gas turbines, other than rotors, spindles, rotor assemblies, spindle assemblies or steel forgings (HTSUS 8411.99.9085)
  • oil well and oil field crank-balanced, long-stroke and beam pumps (HTSUS 8413.50.0010)
  • radial piston hydraulic fluid pumps weighing not over 500 grams (HTSUS 8413.50.0070)
  • centrifugal pumps, submersible, designed for use in apparatus for supplying water to pets (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • centrifugal pumps, submersible, other than for use with machines for making cellulosic pulp, paper or paperboard; the fore-going pumps rated not over 1.5 kW (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • submersible dual port pump designed for use in swimming pools (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • submersible pump designed for use in aquariums, not over 325 mm tall (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • submersible pump incorporating a magnetic drive motor (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • submersible pumps, rated not over 1 horsepower, designed for use in pumping raw sewage (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • sump pumps, submersible, rated not over 1 horsepower, activated by float switch (HTSUS 8413.70.2004)
  • centrifugal pumps, not for use with machines for making cellulosic pulp, paper or paperboard,  not submersible, the fore-going single-stage, single-suction, close-coupled and with discharge outlet under 5.1 cm in diameter (HTSUS 8413.70.2005)
  • centrifugal pumps designed for eliminating condensate, the fore-going not elsewhere specified or included (HTSUS 8413.70.2090)
  • housings for water pumps of subheading 8413.30.90 (HTSUS 8413.91.9010)
  • impellers for water pumps of subheading 8413.30.90 (HTSUS 8413.91.9010)
  • hydraulic pump positioning piston assemblies (HTSUS 8413.91.9060)
  • plastic reservoirs for motor vehicle brake master cylinders (HTSUS 8413.91.9060)
  • airend assemblies, inlet guide vanes, air-ends, compressor baseplates and backplates (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 (HTSUS 8418.69.0110)
  • assemblies of thermo-electric modules, whether or not presented with attached heat exchangers, fans, shrouds, temperature sensors or controllers (HTSUS 8418.69.0180)
  • coolers, non-compressor, powered by 12 V DC, each with an interior volume not exceeding 17 litres (HTSUS 8418.69.0180)
  • solar water heaters incorporating glass tube heat collectors and including glass tubes and stands with tanks (HTSUS 8419.19.0040)
  • distillation and rectifying equipment designed for use in the production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (HTSUS 8419.40.0080)
  • heat exchanger plates, cores, finned tubes, cones, shells, bonnets, flanges and baffles (HTSUS 8419.90.3000)
  • cast steel and steel structural forms designed for use in filtering machines, such machines used in mining or manufacturing facilities (HTSUS 8421.99.0080)
  • parts of air filtering machines or apparatus, the fore-going of cast steel and steel (HTSUS 8421.99.0080)
  • self-propelled fork-lift and platform trucks, each powered by an electric motor and controlled by walking operator (HTSUS 8427.10.8090)
  • garage door opener/closers (HTSUS 8428.90.0290)
  • hinged steel transfer machinery, designed for diverting goods from and to conveyor lines (HTSUS 8428.90.0290)
  • rotating bench, electrically powered, designed for turning a workpiece in a production line (HTSUS 8428.90.0290)
  • rotating fork machines, designed for lifting and depositing coiled steel bars in a production line (HTSUS 8428.90.0290)
  • vibratory, self-propelled tamping machines, each with drum roller (HTSUS 8429.40.0020)
  • new, track-mounted hydraulic backhoes or hydraulic shovels, each with a 360-degree revolving superstructure (HTSUS 8429.52.1010)
  • pile drivers, diesel powered (HTSUS 8430.10.0000)
  • belt conveyor crossmember assemblies (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • conveyor roller support brackets (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • carriers designed for holding motor vehicles in overhead conveyors (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • catenary idler stringers (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • conveyor belt assemblies incorporating bearings  (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • conveyor line pans, the fore-going parts suitable for use solely or principally with coal mine conveyors (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • conveyor spill plates (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • welded frames designed to support conveyor rollers (HTSUS 8431.39.0010)
  • feed pushers, bale forks, scrapers and frames therefor (HTSUS 8431.49.9010)
  • complete sheet pile rolling mills (HTSUS 8455.22.0000)
  • rolling mills designed to form 4 to 5 ribbed metal panels not exceeding 95 cm wide (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 (HTSUS 8482.10.5060)
  • needle roller bearings of a width not exceeding 30 mm (HTSUS 8482.40.0000)
  • outer bearing rings (HTSUS 8482.99.0500)
  • bearing shields (HTSUS 8482.99.6595)
  • coupling covers, including centre members, flanged hubs, sleeves and shoes (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 (HTSUS 8501.53.8040)
  • regenerative speed drive controllers for controlling speed of electric motors for elevators (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 (HTSUS 8404.40.4000)
  • speed drive controllers for electric motors, the fore-going operating at 250 A or more but not over 500 A (HTSUS 8504.40.0000)
  • variable frequency drive controllers for electric motors, each weighing more than 1 kg but not more than 11 kg (HTSUS 8504.40.4000)
  • printed circuit assemblies of the goods of subheading 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 (HTSUS 8504.90.6500)
  • printed circuit assemblies of the goods of subheading 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 (HTSUS 8504.90.6500)
  • printed circuit assemblies of the goods of subheading 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, the fore-going 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 (HTSUS 8504.90.6500)
  • printed circuit assemblies of the goods of subheading 8504.40 or 8504.50 for telecommunication apparatus, the fore-going 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 (HTSUS 8504.90.6500)
  • radio transceivers operating on frequencies from 46 MHz to 468 MHz, each designed for installation in motor vehicles (HTSUS 8525.60.1050)
  • antennas, of base metal and fibreglass (HTSUS 8529.10.4040)
  • projector parts (HTSUS 8529.90.9900)
  • 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (HTSUS 8536.50.9035)
  • push-pull switches, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, designed for use in motor vehicles  (HTSUS 8536.50.9065)
  • bullet connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • butt connectors, other than closed end, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • closed-end butt connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • crimp connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (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 (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • junction blocks, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • lug connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • ring connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • spade connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • spring clip (alligator clip) terminals, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • terminal blocks, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • wire tap connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HTSUS 8536.90.4000)
  • magnesium anodes, each not exceeding 48 kg in weight (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 (HTSUS 9018.19.9560)
  • disposable stainless steel subdermal needle electrodes with accompanying harness for use with electromyography equipment (HTSUS 9018.19.9560)
  • disposable surface electrodes for intra-operative neuromonitoring (IONM) systems, each composed of a surface electrode pad, an insulated wire and a standard DIN 42802 connector (HTSUS 9018.19.9560)
  • machines for testing the hardness of metals (HTSUS 9024.10.0000)

These exclusions must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.10. They are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. USTR notes that the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in its notice and not by the product descriptions in any particular request for exclusion.

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