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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 products, reflecting 110 specially prepared product descriptions and covering 362 separate exclusion requests.

  • heat exchangers, the fore-going comprising parts of goods of heading 8402 and each fitted for heat recovery steam generator (HTSUS 8402.90.0010)
  • drums, exhaust stacks and inlet duct panel assemblies of heat recovery steam generators (HTSUS 8402.90.0090)
  • water tanks for steam or other vapor generating boilers (HTSUS 8402.90.0090)
  • compression-ignition engines with maximum power exceeding 50 kW but not exceeding 120 kW, each valued over US$6,000 but not over US$9,500 per unit (HTSUS 8408.90.9010)
  • compression-ignition engines, exceeding 149.2 kW but not exceeding 373 kW and valued over US$9,800 but not over US$12,000 (HTSUS 8408.90.9020)
  • aircraft gas turbine compressor cases of steel and Inconel alloy, each valued over US$3,000 but not over US$4,000 (HTSUS 8411.99.9090)
  • engine stationary seal air supports of Inconel alloy, each measuring over 35 cm but not over 35.5 cm in outer diameter and over 3.5 cm but not over 4 cm in width (HTSUS 8411.99.9090)
  • direct acting and spring return pneumatic actuators, each rated at a maximum pressure of 10 bar and valued over US$68 but not over US$72 per unit (HTSUS 8412.39.0080)
  • spring-operated motors, each valued over US$3,000 but not over US$3,600 (HTSUS 8412.80.1000)
  • gear-type hydraulic fluid power pumps, handheld, battery powered, the fore-going not over 5 cm in width and valued not over US$6 per unit (HTSUS 8413.60.0030)
  • centrifugal water pumps incorporating thermal cut-offs, each with discharge outlet 5.08 cm or more in diameter, valued over US$66 but not over $72 per unit (HTSUS 8413.70.2015)
  • motor vehicle oil pump housings (HTSUS 8413.91.9010)
  • impellers (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • parts of oil and gas extraction beam pumps, other than hydraulic power pumps (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pedestals of pump assemblies (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump bases, of plastic, designed to protect the pump impellers from obstructions (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump casings and bodies (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump covers (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump expellers (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump grease cups and grease cup adapters (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump liners (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump manifolds (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump parts, of plastics, each valued not over US$3 (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump shaft castings, of steel (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump throatbushes (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • pump volutes (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • structural pump bases, of stainless steel (HTSUS 8413.91.9095)
  • compressors, other than screw type, used in air conditioning equipment in motor vehicles, each valued over US$88 but not over US$92 per unit (HTSUS 8414.30.8030)
  • compressors, other than screw type, of a kind used in household refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps, rated at more than 1/4 horsepower but not more than 1 horsepower, each valued not over US$150 (HTSUS 8414.30.8050)
  • fork-lift trucks, propane gas powered, having a rated lift capacity over 9.5 metric tonnes but not exceeding 33 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8427.20.8090)
  • motor grader weighing more than 14 metric tonnes but not over 21 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8429.20.0000)
  • self-propelled pneumatic compactors, each weighing over 14 metric tonnes but not over 28 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8429.40.0040)
  • new articulated shovel loaders, wheeled, each with 4-wheel drive, rear mounted engine and a bucket capacity of under 1.5 m3, rated at not over 26 horsepower (HTSUS 8429.51.1015)
  • integrated tractor shovel loaders, each with 4 wheel drive, a bucket capacity of at least 3.8 m3 but less than 5.2 m3 and an operating weight of 17.5 metric tonnes or more but not over 20 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8429.51.1040)
  • shovel loaders with an operating weight of from 30 metric tonnes to 36 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8429.51.1045)
  • shovel loaders with an operating weight of from 30 metric tonnes to 36 metric tonnes (HTSUS 8429.51.1050)
  • rubber track shovel loaders having a lift capacity not over 375 kg (HTSUS 8429.51.5010)
  • grooved wire rope drum valued over US$350 (HTSUS 8431.10.0010)
  • escalator drive assemblies consisting of a motor, planetary gear and gearbox (HTSUS 8431.31.0040)
  • escalator steps (HTSUS 8431.31.0040)
  • parts of passenger or freight elevators consisting of any of the following: elevator emergency brake and speed governor apparatus, scissor lift assemblies, telescoping boom lift assemblies or articulating boom lift assemblies (HTSUS 8431.31.0060)
  • counterweights for log handling equipment (HTSUS 8431.39.0070)
  • backhoe counterweights each weighing more than 400 kg but not more than 600 kg (HTSUS 8431.49.9044)
  • excavator crawler shoes (HTSUS 8431.49.9044)
  • seeder or spreader baffle and baffle assemblies  (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • seeder or spreader frames (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • seeder or spreader handles (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • seeder or spreader hopper assemblies (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • seeder or spreader hopper grates (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • seeder or spreader impellers (HTSUS 8432.90.0060)
  • chipper/shredder machines, electrically powered (HTSUS 8436.80.0090)
  • chipper/shredder machines, gasoline powered, valued less than US$250 per unit (HTSUS 8436.80.0090)
  • malt production equipment (HTSUS 8436.80.0090)
  • horizontal lathes, electrically powered not over 1.5 horsepower (HTSUS 8458.19.0020)
  • feeder and vibratory flow equipment and parts thereof designed for use in screening or sorting machines; housings and noise reduction enclosures (HTSUS 8474.90.0010)
  • press machines for bamboo or other materials of a woody nature (HTSUS 8479.30.0000)
  • electric wire coil-winder machines (HTSUS 8479.81.0000)
  • insulated mixing chambers of stainless steel, each having a capacity of 5 m3 to 25 cubic metres (HTSUS 8479.82.0040)
  • check valves of steel having an internal diameter not less than 4.8 cm or exceeding 62.5 cm (HTSUS 8481.30.2090)
  • bodies of pressure-reducing valves other than hand-operated or check valves and valves classified in 8481.20, such bodies of brass (HTSUS 8481.90.9060)
  • bodies of valves other than hand-operated or check valves and valves classified in 8481.20, such bodies measuring over 18 cm but not exceeding 19 cm in length, valued over US$55 but not over US$65 per unit (HTSUS 8481.90.9060)
  • flanged wheel hub bearing units with ball bearings, each having an inner diameter exceeding 2.2 cm but not exceeding 2.8 cm (HTSUS 8482.10.5016)
  • wheel hub angular contact bearing units, not flanged, valued over US$2 but not over US$10 per unit (HTSUS 8482.10.5024)
  • inner bearing rings (HTSUS 8482.99.0500)
  • non-toothed gears for office printers, each valued not over US$7 (HTSUS 8483.40.9000)
  • non-grooved pulleys, each incorporating a deep groove roller bearing (HTSUS 8483.50.9080)
  • non-grooved pulleys, zinc plated, each valued not over US$3 (HTSUS 8483.50.9080)
  • hubs for conveyor pulleys with an outside diameter of more than 5 cm but not more than 56 cm (HTSUS 8483.90.8080)
  • handles for machinery (HTSUS 8487.90.0080)
  • electric motors of a width exceeding 7.5 cm but not exceeding 7.8 cm (HTSUS 8501.10.4060)
  • DC motors, each valued over US$125, with attached stranded copper cord (HTSUS 8501.31.2000)
  • AC motors, multi-phase, each of an output exceeding 75 kW but less than 149.2 kW (HTSUS 8501.53.4080)
  • AC generators, each weighing over 250 kg but not more than one metric tonne and valued not over US$2,400 (HTSUS 8501.62.0000)
  • transformers designed to control horizontal motion of electron beams in cathode-ray tubes (HTSUS 8504.33.0020)
  • static converter covers, bases and housings (HTSUS 8504.90.9650)
  • furnace casings (HTSUS 8514.90.8000)
  • structural components for industrial furnaces (HTSUS 8514.90.8000)
  • manually operated rework stations, including soldering/desoldering stations (HTSUS 8515.19.0000)
  • machines and apparatus for arc (including plasma arc) welding, each valued not over US$500 (HTSUS 8515.39.0020)
  • hand-held transceivers (except Citizen's Band and except low-power radiotelephonic operating on frequencies from 49.82 MHz to 49.90 MHz), valued not over US$70 each (HTSUS 8525.60.1030)
  • fixed capacitors valued not over US$4 per unit (HTSUS 8532.10.0000)
  • fixed oil-filled capacitors rated at 1 kV to 25 kV (HTSUS 8532.10.0000)
  • tantalum capacitors having a conductive polymer cathode, valued not over US$4 per unit (HTSUS 8532.21.0050)
  • tantalum capacitors, each measuring 7.3 mm by 4.3 mm by 1.9 mm and valued not over US$4 (HTSUS 8532.21.0050)
  • aluminium electrolytic capacitors, each valued not over US$2.50 (HTSUS 8532.22.0085)
  • contactors, for a voltage not exceeding 60 V and with contacts rated at or more than 10 A, each valued not over US$18 (HTSUS 8536.41.0045)
  • rotary switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring not more than 5.5 cm by 5.0 cm by 3.4 cm, each with 2 to 8 spade terminals and an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section (HTSUS 8536.50.9025)
  • rotary switches, single pole, single throw (SPST), rated at over 5 A, each measuring not more than 14.6 cm by 8.9 cm by 14.1 cm (HTSUS 8536.50.9025)
  • momentary contact switches rated at or under 5 A, each designed for use as a motor vehicle overdrive switch (HTSUS 8536.50.9031)
  • momentary contact switches rated at or under 5 A, valued not over US$4 per unit (HTSUS 8536.50.9031)
  • rocker switches, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, designed for use in motor vehicles (HTSUS 8536.50.9065)  
  • moulded buttons (HTSUS 8538.90.6000)
  • molded housings and covers (HTSUS 8538.90.6000)
  • tanks for dead tank circuit breakers, of aluminium (HTSUS 8538.90.8120)
  • aluminium anodes for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis (HTSUS 8543.30.9080)
  • chlorine generator chambers containing titanium plates for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis (HTSUS 8543.30.9080)
  • zinc anodes for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis (HTSUS 8543.30.9080)
  • weather station sets, each consisting of a monitoring display and outdoor weather sensors, having a transmission range of not over 140 m and valued not over US$50 per set (HTSUS 9015.80.8080)
  • veterinary ultrasound device with black-and-white image quality used as a medical diagnostic tool (HTSUS 9018.12.0000)
  • microwave ablation antennas, whether or not with attached controls, as parts of ablation systems used to ablate live tumours (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)
  • parts and accessories of electro-surgical instruments and appliances, other than extracorporeal shock wave lithotripters (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)
  • smoke evacuation pencils with accompanying tubing and hoses designed to integrate smoke evacuation into electrosurgery by combining both features into a single handpiece, which is designed to apply mono-polar electrosurgical energy to target tissue in a surgical setting while simultaneously evacuating smoke from the surgical site (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)
  • suction coagulators, consisting of a hand-piece with mechanical and/or electrical controls and a disposable shaft, used for the coagulation of tissue and aspiration of fluids during surgical procedures (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)
  • vessel sealing and dividing devices that use electrical energy to separate and seal tissue during open or laparoscopic surgical procedures, consisting of a handpiece with mechanical and/or electrical controls, and a bi-polar electrode intended to deliver electrosurgical current from a system generator directly to tissues for cutting/coagulation/ablation (HTSUS 9018.90.6000)
  • dental X-ray alignment and positioning apparatus, each valued over US$5,000 (HTSUS 9022.90.6000)
  • multi-leaf collimators of radiotherapy systems based on the use of X-ray (HTSUS 9022.90.6000)
  • overhead tube suspension used to hold and position X-ray generating equipment (HTSUS 9022.90.6000)
  • instruments and apparatus that chemically analyse food to detect the presence of gluten or peanuts, valued at less than US$55 per unit (HTSUS 9027.80.4530)
  • picoammetres with recording devices (HTSUS 9030.39.0100)
  • humidistats, each with outdoor sensor, such humidistats valued not over US$40 each (HTSUS 9032.89.6070)

These exclusions must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.11. 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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