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Round 2 of Section 301 Exclusions Announced

Updated: Aug 17, 2019


Round 2 of Section 301 Exclusions Announced

On March 25, 2019, 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, as initiated in July 2018. The product exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication.


The following products are covered by this second round of Section 301 product exclusions.


The following three HTS numbers are completely excluded:

  • 8412.21.0045

  • 8430.31.0040

  • 8607.21.1000

The following 30 HTS numbers will be granted a partial exclusion:

  • 8413.70.2004: Submersible centrifugal pumps, each powered by 36 V motor

  • 8413.81.0040: Breast pumps, whether or not with accessories or batteries (described in statistical reporting number

  • 8413.91.9095, 8413.91.9080: Impeller housings of cast iron

  • 8413.91.9095, 8413.91.9080: Impellers of plastic designed for centrifugal pumps, each of the foregoing with outside diameter of 73 mm or more but not more than 74 mm

  • 8414.90.4165: Compressor housings designed for turbochargers

  • 8421.19.0000: Salad spinners, of plastics, not electrically powered

  • 8421.21.0000: Machinery for filtering water, submersible, powered by batteries, manually operated, such machinery designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water

  • 8421.21.0000: Machinery designed for removing waste from water in saltwater aquariums by injecting air bubbles then filtering such bubbles

  • 8421.21.0000: Electronic water oxidizers designed for purifying water for household washing machines

  • 8421.21.0000: Hand-held ultraviolet water purifiers, powered by batteries

  • 8421.22.0000: Filters designed to remove sulfites from wine

  • 8421.99.0040: Filter housings, covers, or couplings, the foregoing of steel and comprising parts of machinery or apparatus for filtering liquids

  • 8428.32.0000: Steel L-shaped bucket elevators, each comprising steel buckets bolted to a steel chain with guide wires and drive system

  • 8431.49.9095: Vulcanized rubber tracks, each incorporating cords and cleats of steel, designed for use on construction equipment

  • 8439.91.9000: Rotors designed to agitate paper and water into pulp, of stainless steel, the foregoing comprising parts of machinery for making pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials

  • 8471.70.6000: Automated data processing storage units (other than magnetic disk drive units), not assembled in cabinets for placing on a table or similar place, not presented with any other unit of a system

  • 8479.10.0060: Bituminous pavers, self-propelled, each with a weight exceeding 14.9 metric tons but not exceeding 18.2 metric tons, with working width of 2.4 m or more but not over 8.6 m

  • 8481.30.9000: Check valves, of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), each weighing 120 g or less

  • 8481.30.9000: Check valves, of plastics

  • 8501.10.4020: Electric motors, AC, permanent split capacitor type, each in a housing with outside diameter of 84 mm or less, with output of 6 W or more but not exceeding 16 W

  • 8501.31.5000: DC motors rated at 739.6 W, each with a housing with external diameter of 85 mm or more but not exceeding 90 mm and weight of 257 g or less

  • 8504.32.0000: Electrical transformers, each with a power handling capacity rating of 1.8 kVA, with external dimensions measuring approximately 13.3 em by 12.7 em by 11.4 em

  • 8515.11.0000: Battery powered soldering irons or soldering guns, not over 18 em in length

  • 8538.90.6000: Knobs of injection molded plastics

  • 8539.90.0000: Molybdenum foil filament assemblies, designed for use in ultraviolet lamps

  • 9013.80.7000: Thin-film-transistor, light-emitting diode (LED) backlit flat panel liquid crystal display modules, each with an aluminum bezel and a video display diagonal measuring 113 mm or more but not over 339 mm

  • 9014.80.2000: Depth-sounding apparatus with digital display, each designed for installation in a 63.5 mm hole in dashboard, designed for recreational boating use

  • 9018.90.7580: Restraint packs designed for use with chest compressors, each containing one torso restraint, consisting of a cotton strap which fastens with hook and loop fasteners to the compressor, and one cover for a head stabilizer

  • 9027.90.5650: Inoculator sets of plastics, each consisting of a plate with multiple wells, a display tray, and a lid; when assembled, the set measuring 105 mm or more but not exceeding 108 mm in width, 138 mm or more but not exceeding 140 mm in depth, and 6.5 mm or less in thickness

  • 9031.80.8085: Tuners designed to clip onto musical instruments and indicate whether the instrument is in tune


Section 301 product exclusions must be claimed using the new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.06 and are available for any product that meets the specific product descriptions, regardless of whether the importer submitted an exclusion request or not.


To learn more visit: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/84_FR_11152.pdf

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