Complete Section 301 HTS Exclusion List - FULL LIST Now Available!

April 28, 2020

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Crane’s Section 301 HTS Exclusion List is now available.

The Section 301 HTS exclusion list is frequently updated by our team. For further information, please contact our Consultants as our Trade Advisory team can help with Post Summary Corrections, Protests, and other duty minimization and mitigation projects. The full list is available here:

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On May 8, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 $300 Billion Trade Action (List 4) for products originating from China.  

As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in three 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and five specially prepared product descriptions, which together respond to 27 separate exclusion requests.  These exclusions are valid from September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2020.  Items impacted are indicated below:

3306.20.0000 
6506.10.6030 
8512.10.4000 

  • Tumblers or disposable graduated liners for pitchers, of plastics, of a kind used in healthcare facilities (described in statistical reporting number 3924.10.4000) 
  • Disposable identification wristbands of plastics, designed to be worn by patients during medical procedures, each consisting of a plastics strip with an integrated window for inserting paper with relevant patient identification information, such bracelets measuring 0.95 cm or more but not more than 3.2 cm in width and having a secure closure (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Manually operated pill or tablet crushers of plastics, presented with attachable pouches of plastics for capturing and storing the resulting powders (described in statistical reporting number 8479.82.0080) 
  • Tracking devices, each device measuring not more than 86 mm on a side (if rectangular) or 28 mm in diameter (if circular) and not more than 7.5 mm in thickness, not weighing more than 15 g, designed to be attached to another article and to establish a Bluetooth connection with another device for the purposes of providing relative location information (described in statistical reporting number 8517.62.0090) 
  • Wireless communication apparatus capable of receiving audio data to be distributed to wireless speakers (described in statistical reporting number 8517.62.0090)

Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities- for assistance please reach out

Please see the link for the exclusion notice from the USTR here


US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 $200 Billion Trade Action (List 3) for products originating from China.  

UPDATED MAY 4, 2020

As set forth in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which cover 15 separate exclusion requests, and 144 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 170 separate exclusion requests. These exclusions are valid from September 24, 2018 to August 7,2020. 

Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities- for assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com

Please see the link below for the exclusion notice from the USTR here
 


Latest updates on Section 301

Updated April 27, 2020

Further product exclusions listed in this advisory will be retroactive from September 24, 2018, and valid until August 7, 2020.

• Mungs beans
• Certain forms of garlic
• Multiple chemicals
• Cable protectors
• Parking stops of rubber
• Certain messenger bags, duffel bags, backpacks
• Garment bags
• Toiletry bags
• Certain football helmet accessories
• Glass faceplates for CRT’s
• Railroad tank fittings
• Tire chains, bolts, crimps and other fittings
• And various other commodities as per the extended list on the below link.

The exclusion notice from the USTR can be viewed here.

Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities - for assistance please get in touch!


Latest updates on Section 301 List 3 & 4 Exclusions 

On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that considering the ongoing developments (COVID-19), it would accept requests from interested parties to obtain exclusions from the 25% and 7.5% tariffs. This pertains specifically to companies that either failed to apply by the original exclusion request deadline, and companies whose request had been denied but may be eligible now under the latest (USTR) notice.

Applicants must establish specific and detailed evidence that their exclusion request is for products that are needed in the United States to respond to the virus outbreak (COVID-19).

Focus

  • Medical and/Healthcare Products
  • And/or Products that are connected to or useful in the virus response effort
    • Examples
      • Items Necessary for construction/ upgrading / Maintenance of healthcare facilities and critical infrastructure
      • Inputs and equipment for manufacturing of healthcare-related supplies
      • Industrial and agricultural maintenance supplies and equipment

Does not Cover (Not-applicable to)

  • Does not replace the current exclusion process or the Section 301 exclusion requests that were already submitted

Submission

  • The comments can be submitted regardless of whether the product at issue is subject to a pending or denied Section 301 exclusion request.
  • The Docket is currently available until June 25, 2020, and might be extended if needed by (USTR).
  • The (USTR) recommends that submissions be applied to portal ASAP
    • Opposing comments or Supportive Comments may be posted to published exclusion request three business days after public publication is available on PORTAL.
    • All submissions must include:
      • Identification of the product at issue
      • Explanation or precisely how the product relates to the response effort
      • Must contain the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff
      • Must include the functionality, physical characteristics (dimensions, material composition, and other features)

The Docket may be accessed via this link.

Please note that the tariff relief would not only cover this current period but would date back to when the (USTR) initially imposed the 2018 exclusion under the Section 301 trade statute. For assistance, please contact our Trade Consulting Team.


On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 List 4 of the $300 billion Trade Action for products originating from China covering the items below:

  1. 0505.10.0050
  2. 3926.90.9925 
  3. 6506.10.3045 
  4. 8512.10.2000 
  5. 8528.72.6420 
  6. Coverings, of plastics, designed to fit overwound sites or casts thereby forming a protective seal for keeping the covered area dry and debris-free while showering or bathing (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)
  7. Pouches of plastics, of a kind used with a manually operated pill or tablet crushers to capture the powdered medicaments (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)
  8. Refillable dispensers of plastics, designed for mounting on a vertical wall, of a kind used to store and dispense emesis containment bags in medical settings (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990
  9. Sterile urology drain bags of plastics, designed to fit over a urology table extension, with a flap extension that provides hygienic separation of the patient from the table surface and directs fluids into and through a filter at the top of an attached drain hose leading to a collection container (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)
  10. Ice bags of textile materials, for treating injuries or soreness, each refillable (described in mathematical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  11. Identification wristbands of textile materials, each with a blank panel (described in mathematical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  12. Apparatus suitable for wearing on the wrist, having time-display functions, each article having an accelerometer and being capable of displaying and transmitting data sent to it by a network (e.g., portable ADP unit, LAN or cellular network) (described in statistical reporting number 8517.62.0090)

These exclusions cover goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from a warehouse for use, on or after September 1, 2019, to September 1, 2020. Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities- for assistance, please contact our trade consulting team 

Please see this link for the exclusion notice from the USTR.


On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 List 3 of the $200 billion Trade Action for products originating from China covering the items below:

The list consists of 177 line items too lengthy to list.  Some items included are certain fish, personal protective equipment, chemicals, automobile parts, and specific circuit boards.

These exclusions cover goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after September 24, 2018, to August 7, 2020.  Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities - for assistance please contact our trade consulting team

Please see the below link for the full exclusion notice from the USTR.


On March 17, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 List 4 of the $300 billion Trade Action for products originating from China covering the items below:

  1. Certain bowls of molded plastic under 3926.90.9990
  2. Disposable graduated medicine dispensing cups of plastic under 3926.90.9990
  3. Certain pads of foam plastics under 3926.90.9990
  4. Single-use sterile drapes under 3926.90.9990
  5. Certain sterile decanters under 3926.90.9990
  6. Cold packs under 6307.90.9889
  7. Disposable shoe and boot covers of man-made fabrics under 6307.90.9889
  8. Certain eye compresses under 6307.90.9889
  9. Certain face masks under 6307.90.9889
  10. Certain gel pads under 6307.90.9889
  11. Certain hot packs under 6307.90.9889
  12. Laparotomy sponges of 6307.90.9889
  13. Patient restraint and safety straps under 6307.90.9889
  14. Single-use blood pressure cuffs 6307.90.9889
  15. Single-use medical masks under 6307.90.9889
  16. Single-use stethoscope covers under 6307.90.9889
  17. Woven gauze sponges of cotton under 6307.90.9889
  18. Electromechanical shoe cover dispenser under 8479.89.6500
  19. Protective articles under 9004.90.0000

These exclusions cover goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after September 1, 2019, to September 1, 2020.  Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities - for assistance please contact our trade consulting team

Please see the link below for the exclusion notice from the USTR


On March 12, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 List 3 of the $200 billion Trade Action for products originating from China covering the items below:

  • Certain reclosable plastic sacks and bags under 3923.21.0030 and 3923.21.0095
  • Certain articles of apparel, of plastic, under 3926.20.9050
  • Certain disposable rubber gloves under 4015.19.1010
  • Certain nonwoven fabrics under 5603.12.0090

These Section 301 exclusions cover goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after September 24, 2018, to August 7, 2020.  Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities - for assistance please contact our trade consulting team

Please see the full the exclusion notice from the USTR


On March 12, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional exclusions to Section 301 List 4 of the $300 billion Trade Action for products originating from China covering the items below:

  • Bowls of molded plastics, with clips for retaining guide wires during surgical procedures (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Disposable graduated medicine dispensing cups of plastics (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Pads of foam plastics, with hook and loop fastener straps, integrated arm protectors, and accessory headrest, body straps, lift sheets, hand grips and face masks, of a kind used for positioning patients during medical procedures (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Single-use sterile drapes and covers of plastics, of a kind, used to protect the sterile field in surgical operating rooms (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Sterile decanters of polystyrene plastics, each of a kind used to transfer aseptic fluids or medication to and from sterile bags, vials or glass containers (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990) 
  • Cold packs consisting of a single-use, instant, endothermic chemical reaction cold pack combined with a textile exterior lining (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
  • Disposable shoe and boot covers of man-made fiber fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Eye compresses, each consisting of a fabric cover filled with silica or gel beads, with or without a hook-and-loop fastener strap (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889) 
  • Face masks, single-use, of textile fabrics (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)

These exclusions cover goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption, on or after September 1, 2019, to September 1, 2020. Crane Trade Services can assist you with understanding if these exclusions apply to your products and determine any duty mitigation possibilities - for assistance please contact our trade consulting team

Please see the full exclusion notice from the USTR


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