On April 24, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced another new round of exclusions for products on List 3. This list covers nearly $200 billion in Chinese goods and this round of exclusions includes one 10-digit HTSUS subheading and 107 specially prepared product descriptions.
Of note, this list of exclusions does include products specifically used in RVs:
76) Electric power control boards, designed for use in gas absorption refrigerators for recreational vehicles (described in statistical reporting number 8537.10.9170)
79) Insulated electrical wiring harnesses with control cords, fitted with connectors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V, for incorporation into gas absorption refrigerators for recreational vehicles (described in statistical reporting number 8544.42.9090)
Additionally, this list covers a wide array of products, including vehicle hitches, steel bolts, electric gear motors, video security systems, and parts used for various types of spark-ignition internal combustion piston engines.
Exclusions for these List 3 goods apply retroactively for goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse on or after September 24, 2018.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].