4th Batch of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 2

Section 301 Product Exclusions


The United States Trade Representative announced another set of product exclusions for Section 301 List 2 imports from China.  This is the 4th batch of product exclusions announced for List 2.  The exclusions were granted by the USTR on February 20, 2020 and are retroactive to August 23, 2018.  The exclusions will remain in place through October 1, 2020.  The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request.  The exclusion granted is described in the HTSUS as 8711.60.0050 and includes skateboards with electric power for propulsion, of a power not exceeding 250W. Check out the Section 301 list 2 Product Exclusion Fact Sheet to view details on previous exclusions. 

Importers should review the USTR list in detail to consider applying for refunds through post summary corrections or protests.  Scarbrough can apply for the refunds on your behalf. Email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com if you have imported an item on this list (among other exclusion lists) since August 23, 2018 and before October 2, 2020.


On August 18, 2017, USTR initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation (82 FR 40213). During the investigation, the Trade Representative determined that the acts, policies and practices of China under investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce, and are thus actionable under Section 301(b) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act).

In response, President Trump initiated a number of actions which imposed ad valorem tariffs on certain imports originating in China.  Four separate lists have been announced.  To view the most up to date information, check out our debriefing on Section 301 Imports from China.  This post indicates effective dates, duty rates, and more.

What to do

Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. is offering a free 30-minute consultation to any company that may be affected by the Section 301 announcements.  Please send an email to consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.  Our Global Trade Experts and Licensed Customs brokers are here to help.

Other ways to Learn More about Duty Savings

If the Section 301 tariffs are affecting your company, watch this webinar recording to learn more.  Scarbrough’s President and COO, Adam Hill, along with Patrick Caulfield, an attorney at GDLSK, an international trade and customs law firm, talk about legal opportunities to recover or avoid paying duty to CBP.  This is an interactive webinar set up as a question/answer forum.


Scarbrough is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs. Email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form below.

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