On August 7, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the list of 279 Chinese imported products that will be subject to an additional tariff of 25 percent. As part of the Section 301 tariffs previously announced, the tariff is being imposed as a response to China’s unfair trade practices relating to intellectual property rights. This second tranche of products are worth approximately $16 billion worth of imports, which follow the first list comprising an estimated $34 billion of Chinese imports which went into effect on July 6.
In June, the USTR published the original list of 284 products which was pared down after public comments and testimony. The list no longer includes the following products and HTS numbers: alginic acid, its salts and esters (3913.10.00), splitting, slicing, or paring machines (8465.96.00), floating docks (8905.90.10), microtomes (9027.90.20), and containers specially designed and equipped for carriage by one or more mode of transport (8609.00.00). US Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting the additional duties on the new list of Chinese imports beginning August 23. In response, China released a list of US goods that would be subject to a 25 percent retaliatory tariff. If you have questions regarding the duties, please contact our firstname.lastname@example.org.