USTR Grants Exclusion Extension for Round 1 Section 301 – AHRI Member Products Not Affected

Date Published: March 19, 2020

Contact: Francis Dietz
Vice President, Public Affairs

On March 19, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice announcing a list of products given a one-year extension on current tariff exclusions granted in this Federal Register notice, dated March 25, 2019. This batch of exclusions was the second of those announced by the USTR and part of the first round of Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion worth of products imported from China; they are set to expire on March 25, 2020. AHRI alerted members to the opportunity to submit public comments to the USTR on January 6, 2020.

AHRI staff reviewed the list of products granted a tariff exclusion extension and did not identify any member products. AHRI staff recommends that members review the notice for a comprehensive assessment specific to individual member companies.

For a full list of AHRI products and components affected by Section 301 tariffs, consult AHRI's Tariff Tracker. Contact: Michael LaGiglia.

Please note that due to the rapidly changing nature of tariff-related news, AHRI will update the online version of this International Alert if there are any updates to this report. Check

About AHRI

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world. Learn more about AHRI’s office in the MENA region here.