The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will extend 12 product exclusions from list 1 of Section 301 to December 31, 2020.

The following products have been extended:

  • Direct acting and spring return pneumatic actuators, each rated at a maximum pressure of 10 bar and valued over $68 but not over $72 per unit (described in statistical reporting number 8412.39.0080)
  • Pump casings and bodies (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9080 prior to Jan. 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9095 effective Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Pump covers (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9080 prior to Jan. 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9095 effective Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Pump parts, of plastics, each valued not over $3 (described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9080 prior to Jan. 1, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9095 effective Jan. 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; described in statistical reporting number 8413.91.9085 or 8413.91.9096 effective Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Compressors, other than screw type, used in air conditioning equipment in motor vehicles, each valued over $88 but not over $92 per unit (described in statistical reporting number 8414.30.8030)
  • Structural components for industrial furnaces (described in statistical reporting number 8514.90.8000)
  • Aluminum electrolytic capacitors, each valued not over $3.20 (described in statistical reporting number 8532.22.0085)
  • Rotary switches, rated at over 5 A, measuring not more than 5.5 cm by 5.0 cm by 3.4 cm, each with 2 to 8 spade terminals and an actuator shaft with D-shaped cross section (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9025)
  • Rotary switches, single pole, single throw (SPST), rated at over 5 A, each measuring not more than 14.6 cm by 8.9 cm by 14.1 cm (described in statistical reporting number 8536.50.9025)
  • Zinc anodes for use with machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis (described in statistical reporting number 8543.30.9080)
  • Weather station sets, each consisting of a monitoring display and outdoor weather sensors, having a transmission range of not over 140 m and valued not over $50 per set (described in statistical reporting number 9015.80.8080)
  • Multi-leaf collimators of radiotherapy systems based on the use of X-ray (described in statistical reporting number 9022.90.6000)

The rest of the product exclusions granted in July 2019 are not being extended and will expire July 9, 2020, which means these products will incur the 25 percent additional tariff.

If you have any questions on how this may impact you, please reach out to your Mohawk Global representative.

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