On April 3rd, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional details related to its recent Section 301 investigation of Chinese trade practices.
The USTR provided an official Notice of Determination specifically identifying those Chinese products to be targeted with an additional duty of 25%. Products targeted for the additional duty may be found in the Annex accompanying the notice and are based on the U.S. 8-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) number. The notice, Docket No. USTR-2018-0005, is available through this link.
Many of the products targeted by the U.S. under this determination include technology, aircraft parts and robotic equipment though it also lists articles of metal, medical devices and household consumer products.
U.S. importers are encouraged to thoroughly review this information for applicability to their U.S. import program.
The USTR will accept written comments from the public until May 11th, 2018 followed by a public hearing on May 15th, 2018 in Washington, DC. Additional duties proposed under this determination are not scheduled to be implemented until after that time when a final determination on tariffs will be announced.
Updates related to this Notice of Determination will be provided.
For additional information, please contact Delmar International’s Customs Advisory Services practice or your local representative.