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USTR Adds Two Section 301 Exclusions, Modifies Several Others

Posted August 25, 2020


The Office of the United States Trade Representative yesterday announced that two additional products have been excluded from the administration’s 25% Section 301 tariff (List 3) on goods from China.

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Scope of Coverage

 

  • Wallets, whether or not with wrist straps, of reinforced plastics, each measuring at least 17.5 cm long by 2 cm wide by 11 cm high and not more than 19 cm long by 2 cm wide by 11 cm high (described in statistical reporting number 4202.32.1000)
  • Mixtures containing N,N-dimethyldodecan-1-amine (CAS No. 112-18-5) and N,N-dimethyltetradecan-1-amine (CAS No. 112-75-4) (described in statistical reporting number 3824.99.9297)

The above-noted goods that were entered for consumption between September 1, 2019 and August 7, 2020 may be eligible for refunds of duties paid (claimed using HTSUS subheading 9903.88.43).

Technical Amendments


Additionally, the USTR has modified eight previously granted exclusions, retroactive to September 24, 2018, as follows:

Original Exclusion: Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050).

Revision: Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050 or 9403.20.0078).
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Original Exclusion: Imitation leather fabrics, of manmade fibers impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with 75 percent polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by weight (described in statistical reporting number 5903.10.2090).

Revision: Imitation leather fabrics, of manmade fibers impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with a minimum of 60% polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and 75% plastics by weight (described in statistical reporting number 5903.10.2090).

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Original Exclusion: Machine tool base castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 141 cm but not more than 413 cm in length, at least 67 cm but not more than 179 cm in width and at least 47 cm but not more than 67 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

Revision: Machine tool base castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 119 cm but not more than 475 cm in length, at least 56 cm but not more than 206 cm in width and at least 39 cm but not more than 78 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

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Original Exclusion: Machine tool bridge castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 105 cm but not more than 146 cm in length, at least 67 cm but not more than 77 cm in width and at least 42 cm but not more than 77 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

Revision: Machine tool bridge castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 89 cm but not more than 168 cm in length, at least 56 cm but not more than 89 cm in width and at least 35 cm but not more than 89 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

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Original Exclusion: Machine tool column castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 83 cm but not more than 240 cm in length, at least 39 cm but not more than 100 cm in width and at least 17 cm but not more than 93 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

Revision: Machine tool column castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 70 cm but not more than 276 cm in length, at least 33 cm but not more than 115 cm in width and at least 14 cm but not more than 107 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

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Original Exclusion: Machine tool table castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 88 cm but not more than 217 cm in length, at least 39 cm but not more than 95 cm in width and at least 9 cm but not more than 22 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560).

Revision: Machine tool table castings of class 30 grey iron or 65-45-12 ductile iron not advanced beyond cleaning, and machined only for the removal of fins, gates, sprues and risers or to permit location in finishing machinery, other than machine tools for cutting, grinding or finishing gears, each measuring at least 74 cm but not more than 250 cm in length, at least 33 cm but not more than 110 cm in width and at least 7 cm but not more than 26 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8466.93.1560)

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