On August 7, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a final list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff. The list contains 279 of the original 284 tariff lines that were on a proposed list announced on June 15.
Update: the five tariff items that were excluded from the final List 2 are:
|Alginic acid, and its salts and esters, in primary forms
|Splitting, slicing or paring machines for working wood, cork, bone, hard rubber, hard
plastics or similar hard materials
|Containers (including containers for transport of fluids) specially designed and
equipped for carriage by one or more modes of transport
Changes to the proposed list were made after USTR and the interagency Section 301 Committee sought and received written comments and testimony during a two-day public hearing last month. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the additional duties on the Chinese imports on August 23.
A formal notice of the $16 billion tariff action will be published in the Federal Register. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.