9th Batch of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 1

Section 301 Product Exclusions


The United States Trade Representative announced another set of product exclusions for Section 301 List 1 imports from China.  This is the 9th batch of product exclusions announced for Section 301 List 1.  The exclusions were granted on February 10, 2020 and are retroactive to July 6, 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.  They are reflected in 4 specially prepared product descriptions.  Check out the Section 301 list 1 Product Exclusion Fact Sheet to view details on previous exclusions. 

Any importer that has imported the following products on or after July 6, 2018 should apply for a refund from U.S. Customs.  The exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. To request a refund of Section 301 duties paid on previous imports of products granted duty exclusions by the USTR, importers may file a Post Summary Correction (PSC) if within the PSC filing time frame. If the entry is beyond the PSC filing time frame, importers may protest the liquidation.

Section 301, U.S. Customs, PSC, & Protest Help

Don’t have the time or not sure if it’s worth it?  Scarbrough Consulting, Inc. can do this for you or guide you in the right direction.  Scarbrough is offering a FREE 30-minute consultation to any importer affected by the Section 301 Tariffs.  Our consulting team of Licensed U.S. Customs brokers are also capable of filing PSCs and Protests on your behalf.  Email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Products Exclusions for Section 301 List 1:

  • Centrifugal pumps, submersible, designed for use in artificial lift systems for extracting oil and gas (8413.70.2004)
  • Pistons and housings for hydraulic fluid power pumps of the type used in power lawn mowers ( 8413.91.9050 prior to January 1, 2019; 8413.91.9060 effective January 1, 2019)
  • Furnace roll end-shafts of steel (8417.90.0000)
  • Multi-phase AC motors of an output of at least 5.8 kW but not exceeding 14.92 kW, each assembled with planetary gears and a gearbox (8501.52.4000)


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.


Scarbrough is offering a FREE 20-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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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.


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