Section 301 Duties on China Goods

Friday, June 15, 2018

Section 301 Duties on China Goods

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) revealed the list of products from China that covers 1,102 separate U.S. tariff lines valued at approximately $50 billion in 2018 trade values.

The tariffs will come in two segments, with the first set affecting 818 product lines of the original 1333 lines that were included on the proposed list published in early April. An additional duty of 25 percent will be imposed on these products beginning July 6, 2018. A large percentage of the goods on this list are from HTSUS Chapters 84, 85, 87, 88, and 90, such as engines and motors; construction, drilling, and agricultural machinery; machines for working minerals, glass, rubber, or plastic; rail locomotives and rolling stock; motor vehicles and motorcycles; helicopters and airplanes; and testing, measuring, and diagnostic instruments and devices.

The second set of 284 proposed tariff lines will have a round of public comments, including a public hearing after which USTR will issue a final determination on the products from this list that would be subject to the additional duties. Many of these products are also classified in Chapters 84, 85, 97, and 90, but various products in chapters 27, 34, 38, 39, 70, 73, 76, and 89 are also included. Affected goods include plastics and plastic products; industrial machinery; machinery for working stone, ceramics, concrete, wood, hard rubber or plastic, and glass; cargo containers; tractors; and optical fibers.

Click on the link below for List 1:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%201.pdf

Click on the link below for List 2:
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf