USTR Modifies Section 301 Tariffs; Imposing An Increased Duty on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods
On July 10, 2018, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a notice of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The list consists of a 10 percent tariff on all 6,031 8-digit tariff subheadings, in addition to maintaining the original lists of 818 and 284 articles.
Please click here for a complete list of the subjected tariffs on the USTR website.
The USTR will provide a comprehensive public notice and key dates for a comment period and hearing process, prior to implementation.
Per the Office of the United States Trade Representative, “The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington DC, 20436, commencing at 9:30 am on August 20, 2018. You must have all requests to appear at the hearing submitted by July 27, 2018.”
USTR announced there will be an opportunity for the public to request an exclusion of a particular product from the additional tariffs. However, this will only be on specific items within a subheading but not the tariff subheading as a whole.
The exclusion process has the following important dates and notices:
USTR prefers all electronic submissions be made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. The docket number is USTR-2018-0025.
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