SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 23, June 4, 2020

USTR Grants Exclusions From China’s List 3 Tariffs Including Some Miscellaneous Auto Parts

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 78 List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs. The products cover a wide variety of commodities including several auto parts, such as:

  • Fuel filters for internal combustion engines, employing paper filtering media, each measuring at least 7 cm but not more than 16 cm in diameter, weighing not more than 120 g (described in statistical reporting number 8421.23.0000).
  • Self-regulating valves to control fuel pressure for automotive and marine applications (described in statistical reporting number 8481.80.9015).
  • Headlamp assemblies for passenger cars and trucks of subheading 8701.20 or heading 8702, 8703, 8704 or 8705, each comprising a plastic housing, a clear polycarbonate (“PC”) lens and light bulbs (described in statistical reporting number 8512.20.2040).
  • Die-cast aluminum alloy running boards for motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705, each measuring not more than 230 cm in length, not more than 21 cm in width and not more than 3 cm in thickness (described in statistical reporting number 8708.29.5060).

View the entire list.

An exclusion is product-specific, not company-specific. That means a company that did not request the exclusion may still benefit, although the benefit may be narrowly applied. For example, the beneficiary company may need to demonstrate that its product’s technical specifications are related, and the product can be used in the same manner as the excluded product.

The time period for List 3 exclusions is September 24, 2018 to August 7, 2020, regardless of when the exclusion request was granted. (The time period for requesting an exclusion ended September 30, 2019.)

Questions? Contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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