Fourth Round Of Exclusions For China Section 301 List 4A Includes Medical Products


The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fourth round of exclusions from Section 301 List 4A tariffs on Chinese imports, which cover three 10-digit Harmonized Tariff System subheadings, and five specially-prepared product descriptions, several of which are related to medical products involved in the COVID-19 response.

The excluded HTS subheading are as follows:

3306.20.0000 – Preparations for oral or dental hygiene, including denture fixative pastes and powders; yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss), in individual retail packages: Yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss);

6506.10.6030 – Other headgear, whether or not lined or trimmed: Safety headgear: Other – Motorcycle helmets; and

8512.10.4000 – Electrical lighting or signaling equipment (excluding articles of heading 8539), windshield wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles; parts thereof: Lighting or visual signaling equipment of a kind used on bicycles: Visual signaling equipment.

The exclusions with specially-prepared product descriptions include:

  • Plastic tumblers used in healthcare facilities (3924.10.4000)
  • Plastic disposable identification wristbands worn by medical patients (3926.90.9990)
  • Plastic manually-operated pill or tablet crushers (8479.82.0080)
  • Bluetooth tracking devices (8517.62.0090)
  • Wireless communication apparatus capable of receiving audio data to be distributed to wireless speakers (8517.62.0090)

These exclusions will apply from September 1, 2018, through September 1, 2020, and apply to any product that satisfies the description in the annex of the Federal Register notice, regardless of whether the company using the exclusion filed the request.

If you have any questions about this latest round of tariff exclusions, including determining whether your products qualify, please reach out to Carson.

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