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May 08, 2019
Third Tranche of Section 301 China Tariff Increases Announced

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is set to publish a notice in the Federal Register on May 9, 2019, that the third tranche of Section 301 China duties will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent ad valorem effective 12:01 a.m., May 10, 2019.

Background: On September 17, 2018, the USTR announced the third set of tariffs on Chinese goods related to the Section 301 investigation. The USTR released a list of 5,745 tariff lines covering approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. Beginning on September 24, 2018, additional duties were imposed at 10 percent. This third set of tariffs will now increase from 10 to 25 percent.

There are two parts to the third tranche, that are available in the Section 301 Remedy HTSUS Reference Guide.

Part 1 consists of tariff subheadings in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) that are fully covered by this action. Part 2 consists of HTSUS subheadings that are partially covered, that is, certain products within the enumerated subheadings that are exempted from the additional tariffs.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will enforce this action. A separate page, Section 301 Trade Remedies to be Assessed on Certain Products from China, is available on the CBP website. This page houses all Section-301-China-Remedy information, including HTSUS numbers with their effective dates.

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