To this point, nothing official has been published about changes to the 301 tariffs on Chinese goods, not even a Tweet! What has circulated is the comments from President Trump on October 11 from the White House that negotiations with the Chinese were going well enough that the rise in tariffs from 25% to 30%
China 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Announced
In the June 20, 2019 pre-publication edition of the Federal Register, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the long awaited process for seeking exclusions for goods on List 3, the one which recently went from 10% to 25%. While the exclusion process itself generally mirrors the process applied to those goods on Lists 1 and 2,…
The Roller Coaster Ride Continues
In our May 9, 2019 “Talking Trade” Periscope broadcast, we made the point that the wording in the China 301 tariff notice left confusion which needed to be cleared up, and now, it has been. As is common knowledge, the 10% tariff on the goods on List 3 or Traunch 3 went up to 25%…
Keeping up with the U.S. imposed 301 tariffs on China
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China Tariffs – List 3 Finalized and Taking Effect
China 301 List 2 – Effective August 23, 2018 – in US and China
USTR Lighthizer yesterday published notice that the 25% tariff on goods appearing on List 2 will become effective on August 23, 2018. For those who wonder if filing comments makes a difference, the answer is yes! In his announcement, USTR Lighthizer made the point the list dropped from 284 to 279 tariff items based on…
China 301 List 3 Products – New Schedule Published
In the August 7, 2018 Federal Register, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer published the latest official timeline for those planning to participate in the China 301 List 3 proceedings. The relevant dates are:
August 13, 2018 – due date for filing requests to be a witness and a summary of expected testimony;
August 20-23, 2018 –…
China 301 List 3 Comments Deadline Changed
There is a new publication which appeared on the USTR website on August 2, 2018. In it, USTR clarifies the August 17, 2018 deadline for comments regarding products on the China 301 List 3 has also been extended to September 5, 2018.
China 301 List 3 – 25% Duty ???
On August 1, 2018, USTR Lighthizer issued a press release indicating he was following through with President Trump’s direction and will consider raising the rate of duty from 10% to 25% on those products on China 301 List 3. A formal notice in the Federal Register is expected soon.
Mr. Lighthizer also announced the written…
China 301 – List 3 Now A Reality
Late on July 10, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer released a list of the next Chinese-made products targeted for additional duties, this time at a 10% rate and worth about $200 billion. The statement in support of this action can be found here: USTR Statement Supporting China 301 List 3; and the list of…