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On October 5, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the USTR’s determination to extend certain exclusions from October 2, 2020, through December 31, 2020 for products from China on Tranche/List 1 ($34 Bn.).

  • Annex A to the notice establishes a new HTSUS heading/subheading 9903.88.60 and new US note 20 (mmm) to cover the nine product extensions and makes conforming amendments,
  • Annex B contains a list of the original product exclusions that are being extended, showing the former US note 20(x) number and 9903.88.19 HTSUS heading/subheading and the new US note 20 (mmm) and 9903.88.60 HTSUS heading/subheading.

Also on October 5, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the USTR’s determination to extend certain exclusions from October 2, 2020, through December 31, 2020 for products from China on Tranche/List 2 ($16 Bn.).

  • Annex A to the notice establishes a new HTSUS heading/subheading 9903.88.61 and new US note 20 (nnn) to cover the 28 product extensions and makes conforming amendments,
  • Annex B contains a list of the original product exclusions that are being extended, showing the former US note 20(y) number and 9903.88.20 HTSUS heading/subheading and the new US note 20 (nnn) and 9903.88.61 HTSUS heading/subheading.

The exclusions for both lists are available for any product that meets the description in the Annexes, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. Further, the scope of each exclusion is governed by the scope of the ten-digit HTSUS headings and product descriptions in the Annexes to this notice, and not by the product descriptions set out in any particular request for exclusion. USTR states that CBP will issue instructions.