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Industry Update: 25% Tariffs on Chinese Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the list of products imported from China which will be subject to additional tariffs. The following excerpt is from a statement issued on June 15, 2018. 

The complete statement can be found here.  

......."The list of products issued today covers 1,102 separate U.S. tariff lines valued at approximately $50 billion in 2018 trade values.  This list was compiled based on extensive interagency analysis and a thorough examination of comments and testimony from interested parties.  It generally focuses on products from industrial sectors that contribute to or benefit from the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy, which include industries such as aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, new materials, and automobiles.  The list does not include goods commonly purchased by American consumers such as cellular telephones or televisions.

This list of products consists of two sets of U.S tariff lines.  The first set contains 818 lines of the original 1,333 lines that were included on the proposed list published on April 6.  These lines cover approximately $34 billion worth of imports from China.  USTR has determined to impose an additional duty of 25 percent on these 818 product lines after having sought and received views from the public and advice from the appropriate trade advisory committees.  Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the additional duties on July 6, 2018.

The second set contains 284 proposed tariff lines identified by the interagency Section 301 Committee as benefiting from Chinese industrial policies, including the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy.  These 284 lines, which cover approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China, will undergo further review in a public notice and comment process, including a public hearing.  After completion of this process, USTR will issue a final determination on the products from this list that would be subject to the additional duties."

Below are links to both lists of tariffs. 

Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the additional duties on July 6, 2018 on the first list of tariffshttps://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%201.pdf

As stated above, a final determination will be made on the second list upon further review by the USTR. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf

We recognize that any potential disruption in your supply chain process is unpleasant news and as your logistics partner, we will continue to offer our support. Meanwhile, do not hesitate to contact our customer service team if you have questions regarding the status of your shipments.  

With regards,

Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc.

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