To Our Valued Customers: 

As we are living in an ever-changing world of increased tariffs and retaliatory tariffs, we'd like to keep you updated on all the notice from USTR regarding Section 301 tariff. Please see below a recent notice of modification of Section 301 tariff action: 

 

BACKGROUND:

Tariff hikes on Section 301 (Chinese Tariffs), List 4(a and b) that were announced by President Trump over the weekend have been confirmed in a notice from the Office of the United States Trade Representative. New tariffs, which begin September 1st and December 15th, will now be 15% additional duty. This is an increase from the initial announcement of 10%. The notice was posted by the USTR on 8/28 and is scheduled to be published on 8/30, just ahead of the 9/1 implementation date.

 

GUIDANCE:

List 4a (September 1st) includes televisions, Bluetooth headphones, and smartwatches. List 4b (December 15th) includes toys, clothing, laptops, and cell phones (among other items).
A separate notice will be issued that addresses a planned increase from 25% to 30% additional duty for Lists 1-3, which covers $250 billion in goods.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information, please refer to the USTR’s web site at USTR.gov and the Federal Register for official announcements on this matter.

Questions related to Section 301 entry filing requirements should be emailed to traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. Questions from the importing community concerning ACE rejections should be referred to their Client Representative.

Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation:

Click to see the update here

 

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