On January 31, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a new round of exclusions for products on List 3. This list covers nearly $200 billion in Chinese goods and this round of exclusion has the largest number of product exclusions announced by USTR to date, covering two entire 10-digit HTS subheadings and 117 specific product descriptions.

Of note, several RV specific items are on this list, including:

  • Ladder hooks and supports of polyethylene coated steel suitable for carrying waste tanks of recreational vehicles, each weighing not more than 2 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8302.30.3060)
  • Push bars of aluminum for screen doors of recreational vehicles, each adjustable in length from not less than 500 mm to not more than 825 mm, weighing not more than 600 g (described in statistical reporting number 8302.30.3060)
  • Awning roller bar hanging mountings of polyvinyl chloride for recreational vehicles, each with S-hook hangers having a capacity of not more than 7 kg, 11 weighing not more than 200 g (described in statistical reporting number 8302.41.9080)

This list covers a wide array of products, including bath and shower faucets, toilet paper holders, upholstered seats and seat components, solar battery chargers and more. Members are encouraged to review or have their importers review the list.

Exclusions for these List 3 goods apply retroactively for goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse on or after September 24, 2018. The exclusions remain in effect until August 7, 2020. Note that product exclusions are not importer-specific—they are applicable for any importer of the excluded merchandise. The scope of the exclusions is governed by the language of the product descriptions provided by USTR in its list, not by product descriptions shown in any particular exclusion request or HTS classification.

Depending on the entry date, anyone who believes they are eligible for a product exclusion will need to file a post-summary correction or protest of liquidation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to obtain a refund for excluded products that entered U.S. customs territory on or after September 24, 2018.

For more information, contact Samantha Rocci at [email protected].