Tyres, Fabrics, Winches, Bikes, Lamps, Other Items Among New China List 3 Tariff Exclusions
04 February 2020
Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from mainland China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Affected products include, among others, winches powered by an electric motor, parts of clutches, fish and seafood, silica gel, nitrous oxide, laundry detergent powder, catalysts, compostable plastic bags, bicycle tyres, rubber gloves, printed labels, drinking straws of paper, dyed sateen fabric, polyester and polypropylene rugs, glass shells, rear-view mirrors, non-woven fibreglass and polyester composite panels, steel cable hooks, awning stabilizer kits, toilet paper holders, stamping dies, ladder hooks, hand pumps for liquids, vinyl flooring, sewing machines, bath and shower faucets, water pressure balance valves, solar-powered battery chargers, printed circuit boards and board assemblies, locking adapter plugs, extension cords, cup holder assemblies, bicycles, kayaks, wheeled trailers, electrical levels, digital balances, upholstered seats, seat parts, textile covers and shell liners, lamps and luminaires, display tables and racks, bassinets, and household furniture of metal and high-pressure laminated bamboo. A copy of the USTR notice is available here.
These exclusions, which must be claimed using new HTSUS subheading 9903.88.38, are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings (8425.31.0100 and 8708.93.7500) that cover 52 separate exclusion requests as well as 117 specially prepared product descriptions that cover 156 separate exclusion requests. They will be retroactive to 24 September 2018 and remain in place to 7 August 2020.
These product exclusions are available for any product that meets the specified product description, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. The scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the product descriptions set forth in the USTR notice and not by the product descriptions in any particular request.
In addition to the product exclusions detailed above, USTR is correcting certain technical errors in previously announced product exclusions.
- Auto Parts
- Garments, Textiles & Accessories
- Lighting Products
- Electronics & Electrical Appliances
- North America
- Mainland China