The U.S Trade Representative issued full or partial exemptions for 22 10-digit tariff subheadings in February 2019. The product exclusions apply retroactively as of July 6, the date the first set of tariffs took effect.

Unlike exclusions from Section 232 duties, all importers may take advantage of the Section 301 tariffs, not just those that filed the exclusion requests.

Fully exempt

The following products are fully exempt from Section 301 duties.

  • 8412.21.0045 (hydraulic power engines with telescoping linear acting cylinders)
  • 8412.21.0075 (hydraulic power engines)
  • 8418.69.0120 (drinking water coolers)
  • 8430.31.0040 (rock breaking machines)
  • 8480.71.8045 (injection molds)
  • 8482.10.5044 (radial bearings)
  • 8482.10.5048 (radial bearings)
  • 8482.10.5052 (radial bearings)
  • 8525.60.1010 (CB radio transceivers)
  • 8607.21.1000 (air brake parts for railway or tramway coaches and freight cars)

Partial exemptions

Partial exemptions must meet the additional requirements of product descriptions included in an annex to USTR’s notice.

  • Outboard marine engines of 8407.21.0080
  • Salad spinners of 8421.19.0000
  • Water filtration apparatus of 8421.21.0000
  • Winches of 8425.39.0100
  • Elevators of 8428.32.0000
  • Belt conveyors of 8428.33.0000
  • Papermaking machinery and components found in subheadings 8419.90.2000, 8420.10.9080, 8439.99.1000 and 8439.99.1000
  • Workstands for miter saws of subheading 8466.92.5010
  • Angle cock handle assemblies of 8481.90.9040
  • Radiation therapy systems of subheading 9022.14.0000
  • Thermostats for HVAC systems of subheading 9032.10.0030
  • Submersible centrifugal pumps, each powered by 36 V motor (described in 8413.70.2004)
  • Breast pumps, whether or not with accessories or batteries (described in 8413.81.0040)
  • Impeller housings of cast iron (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9095, effective January 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9080, effective prior to January 1, 2019)
  • Impellers of plastic designed for centrifugal pumps, each of the foregoing with outside diameter of 73 mm or more but not more than 74 mm (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9095, effective January 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9080, effective prior to January 1, 2019)
  • Compressor housings designed for turbochargers (described in statistical reporting number 8414.90.4165)
  • Salad spinners, of plastics, not electronically powered (described in statistical reporting number 8421.19.0000)
  • Machinery for filtering water, submersible, powered by batteries, manually operated, such machinery designed for use in pools, basins, aquariums, spas or similar contained bodies of water (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Machinery designed for removing waste from water in saltwater aquariums by injecting air bubbles then filtering such bubbles (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Electronic water oxidizers designed for purifying water for household washing machines (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Hand-held ultraviolet water purifiers, powered by batteries (described in statistical reporting number 8421.21.0000)
  • Filters designed to remove sulfites from wine (described in statistical reporting number 8421.22.0000)
  • Filter housings, covers, or couplings, the foregoing of steel and comprising parts of machinery or apparatus for filtering liquids (described in statistical reporting number 8421.99.0040)
  • Steel L-shaped bucket elevators, each comprising steel buckets bolted to a steel chain with guide wires and drive system (described in statistical reporting number 8428.32.0000)
  • Vulcanized rubber tracks, each incorporating cords and cleats of steel, designed for use on construction equipment (described in statistical reporting number 8431.49.9095)
  • Rotors designed to agitate paper and water into pulp, of stainless steel, the foregoing comprising parts of machinery for making pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials (described in statistical reporting number 8439.91.9000)
  • Automated data processing storage units (other than magnetic disk drive units), not assembled in cabinets for placing on a table or similar place, not presented with any other unit of a system (described in statistical reporting number 8471.70.6000)
  • Bituminous pavers, self-propelled, each with a weight exceeding 14.9 metric tons but not exceeding 18.2 metric tons, with working width of 2.4 m or more but not over 8.6 m (described in statistical reporting number 8479.10.0060)
  • Check valves, of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), each weighing 120 g or less (described in statistical reporting number 8481.30.9000)
  • Check valves, of plastics (described in statistical reporting number 8481.30.9000)
  • Electric motors, AC, permanent split capacitor type, each in a housing with outside diameter of 84 mm or less, with output of 6 W or more but not exceeding 16 W (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.4020)
  • DC motors rated at 739.6 W, each with a housing with external diameter of 85 mm or more but not exceeding 90 mm and weight of257 g or less (described in statistical reporting number 8501.31.5000)
  • Electrical transformers, each with a power handling capacity rating of 1.8 kVA, with external dimensions measuring approximately 13.3 em by 12.7 em by 11.4 em (described in statistical reporting number 8504.32.0000)
  • Battery powered soldering irons or soldering guns, not over 18 em in length (described in statistical reporting number 8515.11.0000)
  • Knobs of injection molded plastics (described in statistical reporting number 8538.90.6000)
  • Molybdenum foil filament assemblies, designed for use in ultraviolet lamps (described in statistical reporting number 8539.90.0000)
  • Thin-film-transistor, light-emitting diode (LED) backlit flat panel liquid crystal display modules, each with an aluminum bezel and a video display diagonal measuring 113 mm or more but not over 339 mm (described in statistical reporting number 9013.80.7000)
  • Depth-sounding apparatus with digital display, each designed for installation in a 63.5 mm hole in dashboard, designed for recreational boating use (described in statistical reporting number 9014.80.2000)
  • Restraint packs designed for use with chest compressors, each containing one torso restraint, consisting of a cotton strap which fastens with hook and loop fasteners to the compressor, and one cover for a head stabilizer (described in statistical reporting number 9018.90.7580)
  • Inoculator sets of plastics, each consisting of a plate with multiple wells, a display tray, and a lid; when assembled, the set measuring 105 mm or more but not exceeding 108 mm in width, 138 mm or more but not exceeding 140 mm in depth, and 6.5 mm or less in thickness (described in statistical reporting number 9027.90.5650)
  • Tuners designed to clip onto musical instruments and indicate whether the instrument is in tune (described in statistical reporting number 9031.80.8085)
  • Container units of plastics, each comprising a tub and lid therefore, configured or fitted for the conveyance, packing, or dispensing of wet wipes (described in statistical reporting number 3923.10.9000)
  • Chlorinated polyethylene elastomer, in white or pale yellow powder form, containing 28 to 44 percent by weight of chlorine (described in statistical reporting number 3901.90.1000)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene ((C2F4)n), having a particle size of 5 to 500 microns and a melting point of 315 to 329 degrees Celsius (described in statistical reporting number 3904.61.0090)
  • Expandable plastics beads, 0.30 to 0.50 mm in diameter, consisting of copolymers of methylmethacrylate (62 to 64 percent by weight) and styrene (26 to 28 percent by weight) (described in statistical reporting number 3906.90.2000)
  • Polyol blends containing 92 percent or more by weight of polyether polyol (CAS number 9049-71-2) and 2.5% or more by weight of N,Ndimethylcyclohexamine (described in statistical reporting number 3907.20.0000)
  • Hot melt flat shapes of biaxiallyoriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with an acrylic emulsion (described in statistical reporting number 3919.90.5060)
  • Polyethylene film, 20.32 to 198.12 cm in width, and 30.5 to 2000.5 m in length, coated on one side with solvent acrylic adhesive, clear or in transparent colors, whether or not printed, in rolls (described in statistical reporting number 3919.90.5060)
  • Polyvinyl chloride film, coated on one side with pressure sensitive solventacrylic adhesive that allows for easy removal from a flat glass or flat, rigid, clear plastics surface, 106.7 cm, 137.2 cm or 152.4 cm in width, and 30.38 m or 49.99 m in length, with regular perforations measuring 1.5 to 1.6 mm in diameter, where the perforations cover 30, 40 or 50 percent of the surface area (described in statistical reporting number 3919.90.5060)
  • Printed rectangular polyethylene sheets depicting images on one side, with self-adhesive edges protected with peel-off liners on the other side, measuring 30.5 cm by 45.7 cm or 30.5 cm by 25.4 cm (described in statistical reporting number 3919.90.5060)
  • Self-adhesive colored or printed polyvinyl chloride film with a peelable liner, in rolls, measuring 30.5 cm or 50.8 cm in width and 3.05 m to 6.10 m in length, of a kind used for lining shelves or drawers (described in statistical reporting number 3919.90.5060)
  • Printed, nonpermeable plastic film of ethylene designed for use in packaging personal care products such as baby wipes, adult wipes and similar wet stack products (provided for in statistical reporting number 3920.10.0000)
  • Polyethylene film of a kind used for wrapping perishable foods, in rolls measuring 30.5 cm in width and up to 76.2 m in length, with a starter edge tab, put up in retail packages incorporating a built-in slide cutter and grip strip for holding the film in place until subsequent use (described in statistical reporting number 3920.10.0000)
  • Rectangular sheets of high-density or low-density polyethylene, 111.75 cm to 215.9 cm in width, and 152.4 cm to 304.8 cm in length, with a sticker attached to mark the center of each sheet, of a kind used in hospital or surgery center operating rooms (described in statistical reporting number 3920.10.0000)
  • Spark-ignition rotary or reciprocating internal combustion piston engines to be installed in agricultural or horticultural machinery or equipment, 4,476 W or more but not more than 37.6 kW, each valued not over $180 (described in statistical reporting number 8407.90.1020)
  • Gasoline or liquid propane (LP) engines each having a displacement of more than 2 liters but not more than 2.5 liters (described in statistical reporting number 8407.90.9010)
  • Spark-ignition internal combustion piston engines, not elsewhere specified or included, 746 W or greater but not exceeding 4,476 W, with an engine displacement of not more than 430 cc (described in statistical reporting number 8407.90.9040)
  • Heat guns (described in statistical reporting number 8419.89.9585)
  • Heated tissue preparation microscope slide flattening tables (described in statistical reporting number 8419.89.9585)
  • Tissue sample paraffin flotation baths (described in statistical reporting number 8419.89.9585)
  • Air amplifiers powered solely by an external source of compressed air, which is routed through the apparatus in such a manner as to draw in ambient air, increase its speed and direct the air through an output port, each such apparatus not exceeding 1 kg in weight (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Apparatus capable of generating and projecting liquid particles of a size that simulates haze, fog or snow (depending on the composition of the liquid or powdered source), whether or not incorporating laser or other lighting apparatus (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Apparatus capable of mechanically generating and projecting bubbles from a liquid source, each apparatus weighing more than 2.5 kg but not more than 6.5 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Aroma-spraying sets, each of which includes a battery-powered aerosol apparatus and a glass bottle containing not more than 25 ml of essential oil solution, each set weighing not more than 300 g (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Collars of a size suitable for dogs or cats, fitted with a means to provide a stimulus to the animal, by means of a sprayer, whether or not combined with a static electric discharge device or sound emitter; and such collars capable of being controlled by an external transmission device, whether or not the controller is presented with the collar as a set (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Dispensers of hand-cleaning or hand-sanitizing solutions, whether employing a manual pump or a proximity-detecting battery-operated pump, each article weighing not more than 3 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Oral irrigators (dental water-jet machines) (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Parts washers, each consisting of a steel basin having a capacity no greater than 100 liters, steel drain plug, support legs and a shelf, a recirculating centrifugal pump assembly, a power cord incorporating an electrical fusible link, a gooseneck spigot assembly, with a steel lid held by a “piano-type” hinge and by a lid support bracket incorporating a mechanical fusible link (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Rotary surface washers, consisting of a tube, at one end of which is a fitting suitable for connection to an external power washer and a handle for controlling the position of the apparatus, and at the other end of which is an assembly of one or more rotating brushes that receive the output of the external power washer (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Wet- and dry-diffusion apparatus fitted for incorporation into scent-releasing machines (described in statistical reporting number 8424.89.9000)
  • Walk behind rotary tillers, electric powered, individually weighing less than 14 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8432.29.0060)
  • Fertilizer distributors with a capacity not exceeding 40 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8432.42.0000)
  • Benchtop drill presses, each with a power rating of less than 750 watts and valued under $1,000 each (described in statistical reporting number 8465.95.0055)
  • Bearing housings each valued over $2000 (described in statistical reporting number 8483.30.8020)
  • AC motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each with attached actuators, crankshafts or gears (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.6020)
  • C-frame 2-pole AC electric motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each valued not over $4 (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.6020)
  • Electric motors, of 18.65W or more but not exceeding 37.5 W, each valued over $28 but not over $35 (described in statistical reporting number 8501.10.6080)
  • Amorphous silicon solar chargers with a power output of 100 W or less (described in statistical reporting number 8501.31.8010)
  • Electric motors, each with an output rating not exceeding 800 W (described in statistical reporting number 8501.52.4000)
  • Armature shafts for electric motors of heading 8501 (described in statistical reporting number 8503.00.9520)
  • Windshield wiper motor covers and shafts (described in statistical reporting number 8503.00.9520)
  • Leakage current detection and interruption (LCDI) cords (described in statistical reporting number 8536.30.8000)
  • Control boards for stoves, ranges and ovens of heading 8516 (described in statistical reporting number 8537.10.3000)
  • Zener diodes, each valued not over $0.25 (described in statistical reporting number 8541.10.0050)
  • Position or speed sensors for motor vehicle transmission systems, each valued not over $12 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.4500)
  • Wheel speed sensors for anti-lock motor vehicle braking systems, each valued not over $12 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.4500)
  • Antenna amplifiers, each valued not over $15 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Antenna noise suppressors, each valued not over $5 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Apparatus using passive infrared detection sensors designed for turning lights on and off (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Audio controllers, each valued not over $100 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Audio mixers, each valued not over $75 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Devices incorporating sensors and monitors for identifying encoded television and radio signal information of survey participants (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Electrically powered cat noise control devices (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Electrically powered combs of a kind used on pets (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Electrically powered dog training, controlling, repelling or locating apparatus whether or not put up in kits, including dog collars fitted with GPS or other transmitting or receiving devices and electrical barrier transmitter devices (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Electrically powered insect control apparatus (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Electrically powered static-emitting plastic strips designed for use in training or controlling pets (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • LED lamps for flash curing nail polish (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Liquid leak detectors (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Multiple device remote controls, other than radio remote control, each valued not over $2 (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Robots, programmable, measuring not more than 40 cm high by 22 cm wide by 27 cm deep, incorporating an LCD display, camera and microphone but without "hands" (described in statistical reporting number 8543.70.9960)
  • Couplers, knuckles and yokes and parts thereof for vehicles of heading 8605 or 8606 (described in statistical reporting number 8607.30.1000)
  • Motorcycles (including mopeds), with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cc, valued not over $500 each (described in statistical reporting number 8711.10.0000)
  • Polarizing film, of triacetate, with a pressure sensitive adhesive backing (described in statistical reporting number 9001.20.0000)
  • Digital clinical thermometers, valued not over $11 each (described in statistical reporting number 9025.19.8040)
  • Cooking thermometers, including candy and deep-fry thermometers (described in statistical reporting number 9025.19.8080)
  • Infrared thermometers (described in statistical reporting number 9025.19.8080)
  • Combined thermometer and hygrometer devices (described in statistical reporting number 9025.80.1000)
  • Pulse output gas meters of a kind that can be read remotely (described in statistical reporting number 9028.10.0000)
  • Pulse output water meters, of cast stainless steel (described in statistical reporting number 9028.20.0000)
  • Fingertip pulse oximeters (described in statistical reporting number 9029.20.4080)
  • Injection molded polypropylene plastic caps or lids each weighing not over 24 grams designed for dispensing wet wipes (described in statistical reporting number 3923.50.0000)
  • Kayak paddles, double ended, with shafts of aluminum and blades of fiberglass reinforced nylon (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.3000)
  • High tenacity polyester yarn not over 600 decitex (described in statistical reporting number 5402.20.3010)
  • Nonwovens weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2 in rolls, not impregnated coated or covered (described in statistical reporting number 5603.92.0090)
  • Pet cages of steel (described in statistical reporting number 7323.99.9080)
  • Carts, not mechanically propelled, each with three or four wheels, of the kind used for household shopping (described in statistical reporting number 8716.80.5090)
  • Truck trailer skirt brackets, other than parts of general use of Section XV (described in statistical reporting number 8716.90.5060)
  • Inflatable boats, other than kayaks and canoes, with over 20 gauge polyvinyl chloride (PVC), each valued at $500 or less and weighing not over 52 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8903.10.0060)
  • Inflatable kayaks and canoes, with over 20 gauge polyvinyl chloride (PVC), each valued at $500 or less and weighing not over 22 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8903.10.0060)

New subheadings 9903.88.05 through 9903.88.13 will be used to take advantage of these exclusions, so you might expect to see them on your CBP Form 7501 is your product is eligible.

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