On June 15, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43043838, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the extension of certain Section 301 Tranche 1 exclusions. These extensions are outlined in Federal Register Notice (FRN) 85 FR 33775 and will be effective through December 31, 2020. They include 16 description based exclusions originally under 9903.88.10 including:
- Certain pumps;
- Certain motors and parts; and
- Certain solar water heaters.
9903.88.10 expired June 4, 2020, but the extended exclusions can be claimed under 9903.88.50 through their expiration in December.
On June 15, 2020, in CSMS #43044185, CBP issued guidance on the 14th round of exclusions for Section 301 Tranche 3 that was announced in 85 FR 32094. These exclusions are effective from September 24, 2018 through August 7, 2020.
The exclusions cover 17 full 10-digit subheadings and 61 descriptions, addressing 70 exclusion requests. Product descriptions include, but are not limited to:
- Various types of shrimp;
- Various craft kits; and
- Various chemicals.
They can be claimed under 9903.88.48.