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Jun
20
2018

USTR Proposed Expanded China Duty List

USTR Accepting Written Comments for the Proposed Duty List of Additional Goods from China

As mentioned in our previous news alert, The USTR released a list of additional goods that may be subject to the 25% duty (List 2). List 2 proposes to add an additional 284 tariff subheadings as benefiting from Chinese industrial policies, ranging from HTSUS Chapters 27, 34, 38, 39, 70, 73, 76, 84, 85 88 and 90.

Such as:

  • plastics and plastic products
  • industrial machinery,
  • machinery for working stone, ceramics, concrete, wood, hard rubber or plastic, and glass,
  • cargo containers,
  • tractors, and
  • optical fibers.

These items have an approximate annual trade value of $16 billion. The products on List 2 will undergo further review and public notice, and a comment process, including a hearing.

Written Comments for List 2 only are due by July 20, 2018, with post-hearing comments due by July 31, 2018. Hearings will be held beginning July 24, 2018 at 9:30am; requests to appear are due by June 29, 2018. Requests must include a summary of the testimony and may be accompanied by a pre-hearing submission.

Requests must be in English and sent electronically via www.regulations.gov under document USTR-20180018.

See how to make a request Submission Requests.

The USTR recognizes that some U.S. companies may have an interest in importing items from China that are covered by the additional duties. An opportunity will be provided for the public to request the exclusion of particular products from the additional duties subject to this action. The USTR will issue a notice in the Federal Register with additional details regarding this process within the next few weeks.

Rogers & Brown will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions regarding this please contact our sales team at sales@rogers-brown.com.

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