The US Trade Representative (USTR) has published a new set of Section 301 tranche one exclusions, which will exempt certain imported Chinese goods from the additional tariffs. The exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018, the effective date of the $34 billion action, and they will extend until October 2, 2020.
The excluded goods will be covered under subheading 9902.88.19. The Annex to the notice provided the following exclusions:
- “Centrifugal pumps, submersible, designed for use in artificial lift systems for extracting oil and gas (described in statistical reporting number 8413.70.2004)
- Pistons and housings for hydraulic fluid power pumps of the type used in power lawn mowers (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9050 prior to January 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9060 effective January 1, 2019)
- Furnace roll end-shafts of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8417.90.0000)
- 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 (described in statistical reporting number 8501.52.4000)”.
The notice also included several technical and typographical amendments to certain notes in the HTSUS. If you have specific questions regarding Section 301, please contact Deringer’s Compliance Department.