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…

Update: List 4 (A + B) Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published an advance Federal Register notice regarding upcoming Section 301 tariffs on List 4 products. The notice can be found here and confirms products on List A and List B. The notice also confirms that the effective dates for the application of List 4 tariffs (duties) on September 1,…

First Set of China Section 301 Tariff Exemptions Announced for List 3 Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced the first (1st) set of product exclusions from List 3 Section 301 25% tariffs or duties on Chinese products. These exclusions relate to items that were included in the third list of products enacted on September 24, 2018. Products in List 3 include over 5700 full or…

FIRST SET OF CHINA SECTION 301 TARIFF EXEMPTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR LIST 2 PRODUCTS

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced the first (1st) set of product exclusions from List 2 Section 301 25% tariffs or duties on Chinese products. These exclusions relate to items that were included in the first list (‘List 2’) of products enacted on August 23, 2018. Products in List 2 include many technology imports…