August 29, 2019 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released two pre-publication Federal Register notices describing plans to increase by 5% duty of Chinese imports. This increase impacts all previous lists, in addition to the upcoming duties on List 4A and 4B in connection with its ongoing Section 301 dispute with China.
The first Federal Register notice describes the increase in duties from 25 to 30% on List 1, List 2 and List 3. Effective October 1, 2019.
USTR will accept public comments on “whether increasing the rate of additional duties on one or more subheadings listed in the Annexes would be practicable or effective to obtain the elimination of China’s acts, policies, and practices, and whether increasing the rate of additional duties on a particular product listed in the Annexes would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests, including small- or medium-sized businesses and consumers.” Comments must be submitted no later than September 20, 2019.
Review the Federal Register notice for Lists 1, 2 and 3 additional duties and details for submitting comments here.
The second Federal Register notice describes the increase in duties from 10 to 15% on upcoming duties on List 4A and List 4B. The 15% duties on List 4A will go into effect on September 1, 2019. The 15% duties on List 4B will go into effect on December 15, 2019.
Review the Federal Register notice detailing the 5% increase for Lists 4A and 4B here.
To view products on all lists, see below: