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Additional List of Exclusions Named for Tranche 4A

The USTR announced a new list of exclusions for Section 301.

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Late on July 7th, 2020, the United States Trade Representative announced a list of additional exclusions on Tranche 4A of the Section 301 duties on goods from China.

The new exclusion will be retroactive to September 1, 2019 and will be valid until September 1, 2020. They can be claimed using subheading 9903.88.51.

The excluded HTS are:

• Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) (also known as crab-eating macaques or long-tailed macaques) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), captive bred for research (described in statistical reporting number 0106.11.0000)
• Feathers of a kind used for stuffing, of ducks or geese, not further worked than cleaned, disinfected or treated for preservation, the foregoing other than
• feathers meeting both test standards 4 and 10.1 of Federal Standard 148a promulgated by the General Services Administration (described in statistical reporting number 0505.10.0060)
• Baby bottle nipples of silicone plastics, whether or not presented with closure rings for attaching to bottles (described in statistical reporting number 3924.90.0500)
• Compressive eye masks of blended cotton and spandex fabric, containing low-density polyethylene beads, of a kind used for mitigating migraine headaches or eyestrain (described in statistical reporting number 3924.90.5650)
• Shower heads of plastics, designed to be fixed, hand-held, height-adjustable or combinations thereof, and parts of such shower heads (described in statistical reporting number 3924.90.5650)
• A-Frame or sandwich board signs of plastics, which can be folded flat for storage and do not contain printed matter (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Brackets of plastics, suitable for mounting on a vertical surface, each measuring at least 90 mm but not more than 200 mm in height, at least 32 mm but not more than 80 mm in width and at least 64 mm but not more than 80 mm in depth (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Covers of plastics for battery compartments in combination weather sensors, each cover measuring not more than 90 mm in height by not more than 140 mm in width and valued over $0.60 but not over $0.70 per piece (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Tapered sound-dampening earplugs, each consisting of two plugs of foamed plastics connected by a plastic cord, each plug measuring not more than 3 cm in length and not more than 2 cm in diameter, presented with a carrying case of plastics measuring not more than 6.5 cm in length and not more than 4.5 cm in width (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)
• Wallpaper, other than described in subheading 4814.20.00, with floral, landscape, figure or abstract designs or solid backgrounds painted by hand, whether or not with applications of metal leaf (described in statistical reporting number 4814.90.0200)
• Printed art and pictorial books, valued under $5 each, hardbound, each with silver foil cover and a depiction of the main character on the cover and silver foil and embossing on the dust jacket, with dimensions of at least 13.5 cm but not more than 14.5 cm in length by at least 21 cm but not more than 22 cm in height by at least 2 cm but not more than 3 cm in width and weighing at least
• 500 g but not more than 600 g (described in statistical reporting number 4901.99.0060)
• Printed art and pictorial books, each valued at least $5 but not more than $17, each measuring at least 22 cm but not more than 39 cm in height and at least 14 cm but not more than 32 cm in width, weighing not more than 3 kg, with die-cut or tipped-in extra pages and bound with foil stamping or with silkscreen on the cover stock (described in statistical reporting number 4901.99.0065)
• Dust covers of knitted polyester fabric, designed for bed mattresses and pillows (described in statistical reporting number 6302.10.0020)
• Pillow covers, not knitted or crocheted, of woven fabrics in chief weight of cotton, with a thread count of at least 1,450/cm2 but not more than 3,900/cm2, each measuring at least 44 cm but not more than 57 cm in width and at least 62 cm but not more than 139 cm in length, incorporating a zippered opening (described in statistical reporting number 6304.92.0000)
• Comforter shells of fabric in chief weight of polyester, each measuring at least 171 cm but not more than 202 cm in width and at least 227 cm but not more than 230 cm in length, weighing not more than 90 g/m2, with an opening on one side (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
• Fabric shells for backrests in chief weight of polyester fabric (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
• Fabric shells for cushions in chief weight of polyester fiber, designed for use with seats of heading 9401 (other than seats for aircraft or motor vehicles) (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
• Shells for life jackets of man-made fibers (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
• Shells for pillows and comforters of microfiber fabric (described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)
• Athletic, recreational and sporting headgear comprising shells of polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate plastic or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, each with an inner liner of expanded polypropylene or expanded polystyrene, designed for use with bicycles (described in statistical reporting number 6506.10.6045)
• Bright C1060 galvanized round wire, containing by weight 0.6 percent or more of carbon, measuring at least 0.034 mm but not more than 0.044 mm in diameter (described in statistical reporting number 7217.20.4530)
• Bars and rods of high speed steel, not cold formed, of circular cross-section, in lengths of at least 10 cm but not more than 50 cm (described in statistical reporting number 7228.10.0010)
• Seamless tubes, of circular cross-section, of 304L stainless steel, cold-rolled, with an external diameter of not more than 21.1 mm, with the thickness of the tube wall not more than 2.9 mm, each tube measuring at least 2,964 mm but not more than 6,350 mm in length (described in statistical reporting number 7304.41.6045)
• Razors of stainless steel, each measuring at least 11 cm but not more than 13 cm in length, weighing not more than 100 g, having a single edge (described in statistical reporting number 8212.10.0000)
• Sewing machines of the household type, each weighing not more than 22.5 kg, having a touch screen control, a sewing light, a presser foot lifter and an automatic needle threader (described in statistical reporting number 8452.10.0090)
• Gasoline-powered earth-drilling power augers, each weighing not more than 16 kg, having a gasoline engine of a cylinder displacement not more than 55 cc and an output shaft connectable to an auger bit, whether or not presented with one or more auger bits (described in statistical reporting number 8467.89.5060)
• Gasoline powered or propane-powered engines of a cylinder displacement not more than 80 cc, each machine including a fitted auger bit specially designed for cutting through ice covers of bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8467.89.5090)
• Parts of hand-operated faucets, of copper, each weighing not more than 5 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.1000)
• Parts of backflow preventer valves of iron or steel, including valve bodies (described in statistical reporting number 8481.90.3000)
• Digital trail cameras able to capture and record still and moving images in visible light, each with an infrared sensor and lens, whether or not with light-emitting diode (“LED”) lights, modem, antenna and control board, housed in a case of plastics, measuring not more than 16 cm in width, not more than 21 cm in length and not more than 13 cm in thickness (described in statistical reporting number 8525.80.4000)
• Kits, each containing protective eyeglasses and ear protective devices (described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0000)
• Non-prescription spectacles, other than sunglasses (described in statistical reporting number 9004.90.0000)
• Prism binoculars, other than for use with infrared light, comprising a plastic, aluminum or magnesium alloy body with a rubber jacket, with magnification ranging from at least 4x but not more than 22x and aperture ranging from at least 21 mm but not more than 56 mm (described in statistical reporting number 9005.10.0040)
• Rotary microtomes (described in statistical reporting number 9027.90.2000)
• Acoustic upright pianos, other than used, containing a case measuring less than 111.76 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0011)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 111.76 cm or more, but less than 121.92 cm in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0021)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 121.92 cm or more but less than 129.54 in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0031)
• Acoustic upright pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 129.54 cm or more in height (described in statistical reporting number 9201.10.0041)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 152.4 cm or more but less than 167.64 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0021)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 167.64 cm or more but less than 180.34 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0031)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 180.34 cm or more but less than 195.58 cm in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0041)
• Acoustic grand pianos (other than used), each containing a case measuring 195.58 cm or more in length (described in statistical reporting number 9201.20.0051)
• Acoustic guitars, each with a soundboard measuring at least 2 mm but not over 4 mm in thickness, valued not over $100, excluding the value of the case (described in statistical reporting number 9202.90.2000)
• Harp sharping levers of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9209.92.8000)
• Parts of a kind used for adjusting motor vehicle seats, consisting of cables of steel in cable housings of plastics (described in statistical reporting number 9401.90.1085)
• Parts of child safety seats incorporating springs (described in statistical reporting number 9401.90.1085)
• Pillow shells of cotton, each filled with goose or duck down (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.1000)
• Quilted pillow shells of cotton (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.1000)
• Quilted pillow shells of man-made fibers (described in statistical reporting number 9404.90.2000)
• Parts and accessories for the exercise machines of subheading 9506.91 (described in statistical reporting number 9506.91.0030)
• Arrowheads of metal (described in statistical reporting number 9506.99.0520)
• Spinning, spincast or baitcast fishing reels, valued over $8.45 each (described in statistical reporting number 9507.30.6000)
• Paintings, drawings or pastels, each executed entirely by hand (the foregoing other than drawings of heading 4906 and other than hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles), each measuring not more than 300 cm by not more than 2,000 cm (described in statistical reporting number 9701.10.0000)
• Collages and similar decorative plaques, whether or not framed (described in statistical reporting number 9701.90.0000)
• Original engravings, prints and lithographs, framed or not framed (described in statistical reporting number 9702.00.0000)
• Original sculptures and statuary, in any material (described in statistical reporting number 9703.00.0000)
• Postage stamps (described in statistical reporting number 9704.00.0000)
• Collections and collectors' pieces of historical interest, the foregoing other than numismatic coins, archaeological pieces or ethnographic pieces (described in statistical reporting number 9705.00.0085)
• Collectors' pieces of mineralogical interest (described in statistical reporting number 9705.00.0085)
• Antique silverware of an age exceeding one hundred years (described in statistical reporting number 9706.00.0020)
• Antique furniture of an age exceeding one hundred years (described in statistical reporting number 9706.00.0040)”

In addition, when published in the Federal Register, this announcement will reinstate an exclusion to these tariffs changed during the July 1st Customs update:

• U.S. note 20(rr)(5) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “4818.90.0000” and inserting “4818.90.0000 prior to July 1, 2020; 4818.90.0020 or 4818.90.0080 effective July 1, 2020” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(1) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(2) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(3) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9950 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(4) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(5) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(6) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(7) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(8) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(9) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9845, 6307.90.9850, 6307.90.9870, or 6307.90.9875 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(10) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(11) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(12) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(13) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(14) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(15) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9845, 6307.90.9850, or 6307.90.9870 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(16) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20 (uu)(17) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(6) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(7) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(8) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(9) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(10) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(ww)(11) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(zz)(5) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(bbb)(6) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9990 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.9985 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.
• U.S. note 20(bbb)(13) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889)” and inserting “(described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9889 prior to July 1, 2020; described in statistical reporting number 6307.90.9891 effective July 1, 2020)” in lieu thereof.

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