Section 301 China – List 4A Exclusions
Granted 3/9/2020

March 11, 2020

On March 10, 2020 the USTR published in the Federal Register (85 FR 13970) eight LIST 4A items that were granted exclusions to the Section 301 duties levied on goods. These exclusions were granted in response to the Coronavirus and are medical in nature. 

Below is a comprehensive list of the items along with their HTS numbers:


Soap; organic surface‐active products used as soap, in bars, cakes, pieces; soap impregnated paper, wadding, felt, not for toilet use


Other articles of plastic, nesoi


Medical gloves of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber


Non-seamless gloves of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, other than surgical or medical gloves


Bedsheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles of paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibers, nesi


Nonwoven dispos apparel designed for hosps, clinics, labs or cont area use, made up of fab of 5602/5603, n/formed or lined w paper, not k/c


Surgical drapes of fabric formed on a base of paper or covered or lined with paper


Surgical drapes of spun laced or bonded fiber fabric disposable surgical drapes of man‐made fibers

Use HTS 9903.88.39 for the exclusion. These exclusions will be added to Chapter 99, Subchapter III, U.S. Note 20(rr), will apply retroactively to September 1, 2019 and are in effect until September 1, 2020.

Instructions for requesting the exclusion are located in CSMS #41955151.

Visit our website site for the comprehensive EXCLUSION LIST, which includes all exclusions granted and technical amendments, corrections to typographic and/or ministerial errors to date.

If you have questions about filing an exclusion request, seeking a refund of past duties paid under Sec. 301, and/or discussing Sec. 301 duty avoidance strategies, such as use of country of origin transference or use of “First Sale” valuation, contact George R. Tuttle, III at or at 415-986-8780.


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