On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019 for Chinese-origin products listed on Tranche 4, with certain exceptions.
- the tariff will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019 for products listed here (“List 4A”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf
- the tariff will be delayed until Dec. 15, 2019 for items on this list (“List 4B”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4B_%28Effective_December_15%2C_2019%29.pdf
- certain items will be removed from the Sec. 301, Tranche 4, list and will not be subject to the additional tariff, “based on health, safety, national security and other factors”. The USTR intends to publish the list of exempt products on its website.
The USTR further announced that an exclusion process will be conducted for products subject to the additional tariff.
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