U.S. Announces 5% Increase to Chinese Section 301 Tariffs

On August 23rd, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) confirmed the U.S. Administration’s intent to increase Section 301 tariffs (duties) on Chinese origin products by 5%. Administration statements indicated the increase would apply to both Chinese products presently under existing Section 301 tariffs and those announced for future implementation. Such an action would increase existing…

Exclusion Process for U.S. Section 301 – List 2 Published

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently published guidelines for importers and other parties seeking an exclusion from U.S. Section 301 duties that began August 23, 2018 (List 2) covering specific products of Chinese origin. The deadline for submitting an exclusion request for products on List 2 is December 18, 2018. Any responses…

U.S. Confirms 25% Duty on $16 Billion of Additional Chinese Products

Based on its Section 301 investigation into Chinese trade practices, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has confirmed it will implement a 25% duty on a second list (‘List 2’) of Chinese products valued at $16 billion. The updated list of Chinese products covered by this second phase is available here.  This second…

U.S. Considering Increase in Section 301 Duties to 25% on Chinese Imports

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has been asked by the President to consider an increase in additional Section 301 duties to be assessed against $200 billion in Chinese imports. The applicable products related to this possible duty increase may be found here. This is the third list (‘List 3’) of Chinese products…