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Round 1 of Section 301 Product Exclusions Announced

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

Section 301 Product Exclusions (Round 1)
Section 301 Product Exclusions (Round 1)

On December 28, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced their determination to grant certain exclusion requests in response to the exclusion requests submitted by stakeholders that were initiated in July 2018. The product exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend through December 27, 2019 (one year after the publication of the USTR’s notice).

The following products are covered by this first round of Section 301 product exclusions:

  • 8412.21.0075 (Hydraulic Power Engines & Motors)

  • 8418.69.0120 (Drinking Water Coolers, self contained)

  • 8480.71.8045 (Injection-type Molds for Rubber or Plastics)

  • 8482.10.5044 (Radial, Single Row Ball Bearings with an outside diameter of 9 mm to 30 mm)

  • 8482.10.5048 (Radial, Single Row Ball Bearings with an outside diameter of over 30 mm to 52 mm)

  • 8482.10.5052 (Radial, Single Row Ball Bearings with an outside diameter of over 52 mm to 100 mm)

  • 8525.60.1010 (Citizens Band Transceivers)

Section 301 product exclusions must be claimed using the new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.05 and are available for any product that meets the specific product descriptions, regardless of whether the importer submitted an exclusion request or not.

UPDATE (1/23/2019):

Due to the federal government shutdown, there will be some delays related to the Section 301 Product Exclusion process.

At the conclusion of the government funding hiatus, CBP will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. Any updates to the Automated Customs Environment (ACE) will be implemented 10 business days after the shutdown has concluded.

All questions related to Section 301 entry filing requirements should be emailed to After the funding hiatus, questions from the importing community concerning ACE rejections should be referred to their ABI Client Representative.

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