Tariffs on All Remaining Imports from China to Begin Sept. 1

Posted August 1, 2019
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President Trump has announced that beginning Sept. 1 he will impose a 10 percent additional tariff on virtually all of the remaining $300 billion worth of goods imported from China that are not already subject to Section 301 tariffs (List 4 goods). Initial indications are that the 10 percent tariff, which would be in addition to any other applicable tariffs, will be applied on the entire list of 3,805 full and partial subheadings announced in May. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said at that time that this list covers all apparel, footwear, and manufactured textile products, among others,…

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Tariffs on All Remaining Imports from China to Begin Sept. 1

Posted August 1, 2019
Category Company News
President Trump has announced that beginning Sept. 1 he will impose a 10 percent additional tariff on virtually all of the remaining $300 billion worth of goods imported from China that are not already subject to Section 301 tariffs (List 4 goods). Initial indications are that the 10 percent tariff, which would be in addition to any other applicable tariffs, will be applied on the entire list of 3,805 full and partial subheadings announced in May. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said at that time that this list covers all apparel, footwear, and manufactured textile products, among others,…

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​USTR Proposes Additional Duty Rate on $300 Billion Worth of Chinese Products

Posted May 14, 2019
Category Company News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a modification to the current Section 301 investigation that looks to add additional 25 percent tariff duties to approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. According to the proposed modification, this new list comprises 3,805 full and partial tariff subheadings and "covers essentially all products not currently covered by action in this investigation." The proposed product list excludes pharmaceuticals, certain pharmaceutical inputs, select medical goods, rare earth materials, and critical minerals. USTR will convene a public hearing on June 17 to discuss this proposed modification. All written comments and…

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​This Morning's Rumor Becomes This Afternoon's Fact

UPDATE: CHINA 301 LIST 3 TARIFF INCREASE TIED TO DATE OF EXPORT; EXCLUSION PROCESS TO BE ISSUED On May 8, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative ("USTR") issued a Notice confirming that Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, will be subject to an increased additional tariff rate of 25% ad valorem. Importantly, the change will take effect with respect to goods:   entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time on May 10, 2019, and exported to the U.S. on or after May 10, 2019. Those goods have been subject…

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​Rumors that Trump List Three Escalation to 25% Likely Friday 12:01 AM

Posted May 8, 2019
Category Company News
In the face of massive uncertainty on the status of the US/China trade negotiations, importers should be aware that the duty rate for List 3 products could go from 10% to 25%, as early as 12:01 AM Friday. Also, a "List 4" may be announced covering the remaining products from China not yet addressed in Lists 1 – 3. A "List 4" process would be similar to the notice and comment process for Lists 1-3. The options available to minimize the List 3 impact would be: 1) pre-clear inbound goods that will arrive by Thursday night (goods must be within…

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