Section 301 List 3 Product Exclusions

The United States Trade Representative has just announced the first list of product exclusions for Section 301 List 3 products.  The exclusions cover 10 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 15 exclusion requests. The USTR is also still continuing to accept exclusion requests for List 3 goods until September 30, 2019.

Exclusions will be retroactive to September 24, 2018 when List 3 tariffs were originally effective.  The exclusions will remain in place until one year after publication which is August 7, 2020.

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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.  Don’t have the time or not sure if it’s worth it?  Scarbrough can do this for you.  Please email and our Consulting Team will take care of you.

The 10 product descriptions include:

  • Container units of plastics, each comprising a tub and lid therefore, configured or fitted for the conveyance, packing, or dispensing of wet wipes (3923.10.9000)
  • Injection molded polypropylene plastic caps or lids each weighing not over 24 grams designed for dispensing wet wipes (3923.50.0000)
  • Kayak paddles, double ended, with shafts of aluminum and blades of fiberglass reinforced nylon (3926.90.3000)
  • High tenacity polyester yarn not over 600 decitex (5402.20.3010)
  • Nonwovens weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2 in rolls, not impregnated coated or covered (5603.92.0090)
  • Pet cages of steel (7323.99.9080)
  • Carts, not mechanically propelled, each with three or four wheels, of the kind used for household shopping (8716.80.5090)
  • Truck trailer skirt brackets, other than parts of general use of Section XV (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 (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 (8903.10.0060)



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.

$200 Billion Product Exclusion Process 

The USTR Exclusion portal for submitting exclusion requests opened on June 30, 2019. The deadline for submitting exclusion requests is September 30, 2019.  You can visit the portal here:

FAQs Public Docket


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Duty Savings Opportunities

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