Section 301 List 3 Batch 14 Product Exclusions

On May 21, 2020, The United States Trade Representative published another set of exclusions for Section 301 List 3 imports from China.  This is the fourteenth batch of exclusions for Section 301 List 3.   The product exclusions will apply retroactively from September 24, 2018 and expire on August 7, 2020. 

As set forth in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in seventeen 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which respond to 33 separate exclusion requests, and 61 specially prepared product descriptions, which respond to 70 separate exclusion requests.

ection 301 List 3 Product Exclusions

Any importer that has imported the following products on or after September 24, 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.

Request a Refund

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.

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The HTS Number and Products include:

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  • 0713.33.1040 (kidney beans)
  • 0713.50.1000 (broad beans)
  • 1207.70.0020 (cantaloupe seeds)
  • 1207.70.0040 (watermelon seeds)
  • 1209.30.0090 (flower seeds)
  • 1209.91.6010 (sweet pepper seeds)
  • 1209.91.8010 (carrot seeds)
  • 1209.91.8020 (radish seeds)
  • 1209.91.8040 (cucumber seeds)
  • 1209.91.8050 (lettuce seeds)
  • 1209.91.8060 (squash seeds)
  • 1209.91.8070 (tomato seeds)
  • 2916.19.1000 (potassium sorbate)
  • 5603.14.9090 (other nonwovens of manmade filaments)
  • 5603.92.0090 (other nonwovens of manmade filaments)
  • 5603.93.0090 (other nonwovens of manmade filaments)
  • 9403.70.4002 (plastic toddler beds, bassinets, and cradles)
  • freeze-dried or frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, shrimp, and tubifex worms used as pet feed (0511.91.0090)
  • dried green seaweed used as pet feed (1212.29.0000)
  • sodium permanganate in 40 percent aqueous solution (2841.69.0010)
  • boron carbide in powder form (2849.90.1000)
  • children’s acrylic paint sets, rock painting kits, and washable tempera paint kits (3213.10.0000)
  • organic surface-active liquid for washing the skin (3401.30.5000)
  • toilet seal rings of artificial or prepared waxes (3404.90.5150)
  • artificial graphite, in powder or flake form, for manufacturing into the lithium-ion anode component of batteries (3801.10.5000)
  • mixtures of ammonium ethyl carbamoylphosphonate and application adjuvants (3808.93.5050)
  • refrigerant gas R-421B (3824.78.0020)
  • silicon monoxide in powder form (3824.99.9297)
  • washing machine tub seals of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (4016.93.5020)
  • grommets of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (4016.99.6050)
  • handbags with outer surface of sheeting of plastics (4202.22.1500)
  • coin purses with outer surface of laminated plastics (4202.32.1000)
  • garment travel bags of man-made fibers (4202.92.3131)
  • flooring planks (4411.13.2000)
  • boxes of wood with hinged top, handle of base metals, and two clasps (4420.90.8000)
  • wood dowel pins (4421.99.1500)
  • polypropylene roofing underlayment (4602.90.0000)
  • diaries presented in a kit also containing a pen and stickers (4820.10.2010)
  • albums for samples or collections, put up for retail sale in kits also containing cards and envelopes, a glue stick, a stencil, a pair of scissors, stamps, sticker sheets, sparkling gemstones, markers, and pens (4820.50.0000)
  • rugs of hand-knotted pile, of nylon and polypropylene (5701.90.1010)
  • prepared painting canvas panel boards (5901.90.4000)
  • equipment for scaffolding (7308.40.0000)
  • empty steel drums and barrels (7310.10.0010)
  • containers of stainless steel of a kind used for the conveyance of beer (7310.21.0025)
  • screws of stainless steel (7318.15.8082)
  • portable grills of iron or steel designed for use with both charcoal and propane as fuels (7321.11.1060)
  • steel cover assemblies with side shields, steel drop-in cooktop assemblies, steel griddles, and steel drop-in burner box assemblies, comprising parts of stoves and ranges (7321.90.1000)
  • tailor welded blanks of hot-formed steel sheets, cut into D-shaped form (7326.90.8688)
  • water bottle art kits (7616.99.5190)
  • tungsten carbide rock drilling core bits (8207.19.3060)
  • pet identification tags of aluminum or chrome-coated brass (8302.49.4000)
  • gun safes with digital keypads, of base metal (8303.00.0000)
  • wind turbine hubs (8412.90.9081)
  • upright coolers incorporating refrigerating equipment with one swing-type transparent glass door (8418.50.0080)
  • fuel filters for internal combustion engines (8421.23.0000)
  • shipping scales of aluminum (8423.81.0040)
  • portal cranes, each with a jib or operating arm to extend horizontally from the crane and run on rails (8426.30.0000)
  • self-regulating valves to control fuel pressure for automotive and marine applications (8481.80.9015)
  • headlamp assemblies for passenger cars and trucks (8512.20.2040)
  • battery holders for bicycle signaling apparatus (8512.90.2000)
  • countertop ovens of stainless steel and plastic with convection, bake, steam, and broil functions (8516.60.4074)
  • resonant circuit tags designed for use with a radio frequency surveillance system (8531.90.9001)
  • die-cast aluminum alloy running boards for motor vehicles (8708.29.5060)
  • unassembled non-upholstered chairs with metal frames with seats and backs having a shell of plastics or wood (9401.79.0050)
  • floor-standing jewelry armoires with locking mechanism (9403.60.8081)


Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion (the $200 billion action) as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.  To get the debriefing on the Section 301 tariffs, click here.  To read more about Section 301, visit

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