First and Second List of Section 301 Tariffs
Businesses in the importation of products from China are seeing changes in their supply chains. Pursuant to Section 301, additional tariffs are being imposed on products from China after an announcement coming from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) last June 15, 2018.
This move is the United States action to protect intellectual property and American technology from discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China.
The list of goods subject to an additional 25 percent tariff is being released by the USTR. In addition, the list contains $50 billion worth of goods containing industrially significant technologies, all imported from China.
Two lists of tariff lines were released. The first list of imports from China includes 818 tariff lines and is valued at $34 billion. For products that fall under these tariff lines, they will see an additional duty of 25 percent beginning on July 6. View the Federal Register Notice to see the covered products.
The second list consists of 284 new tariff lines covering around $16 billion of imports from China. This list is subject to additional review in a public notice and comment process, along with a public hearing. As a result, USTR will have the final verdict on the products from this list that will be subject to the additional duties.
USTR recognizes that some U.S. organizations importing items from China that are covered by the additional duties will be greatly affected. For this matter, USTR is providing an avenue for the public to request the exclusion of products from the additional duties subject to this action.