The US Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that some goods on list four of the Section 301 tariffs will not be subject to the 10 percent duty until December 15th. The list of goods with a delayed effective date include laptops, computer monitors, cell phones, video game consoles, some toys, certain items of footwear and clothing, and other goods. This action is a result of feedback received during the public comment and hearing process. As previously announced by President Trump, the balance of goods imported from China—not previously appearing on a tranche or found on this list—will be subject to the Section 301 tariff on September 1st.
The USTR said certain products are “being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security, and other factors.” Additionally, the agency said that it “intends to conduct an exclusion process for products subject to the additional tariff.”