On August 13, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released two additional lists of products that will be subject to a 10 percent tariff on approximately $300 billion worth of imported Chinese goods, pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The first set of tariffs will go into effect on September 1, 2019 as announced by the president on August 1. Some products have been removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security, and other factors, according to USTR.
The second set of tariffs for certain products from China, including, but not limited to, cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain footwear and clothing will be delayed to December 15, 2019.
List 4A: Effective as of September 1, 2019
List 4B: Effective as of December 15, 2019
USTR will introduce an exclusion request process for products subject to the additional 10 percent ad valorem tariff.
The official Federal Register notice will be published as soon as possible with additional details and the list of imported products affected by the tariffs.