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Additional Duty Rate Increase on Imported Goods from China

As the United States continues to investigate China’s trade practices, the Office of the Unites States Trade Representative (USTR) released two sets of lists of commodities under investigation.
Additional Duty Rate Increase on Imported Goods from China

The first list contains 818 tariffs that will be subject to an additional 25% duty as of July 6th. The second list contains 284 tariffs that are under review and could be subject to the similar duty increase. Together, the lists combine to approximately 50 billion US dollars of goods imported from China over the course of 2018. For the official statement of the USTR please click here.

Applicable Tariffs

The first list of items includes goods mainly from Chapters 84, 85, 87, 88, and 90 of the United States Harmonized Tariff Code. These chapters include:

  • Machinery
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Television Image and Sound Records and reproducers
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 
  • Measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments

A detailed list of affected HTS codes can be found here.  

The second list of items includes goods from similar chapters to those in the first list plus additional products in chapters 27, 34, 38, 39, 70, 73, 76, and 79. The detailed list can be found here.

For importers of the goods listed in the lists published by USTR, this will have a large impact on their daily operations. It is important that you remain informed on this topic and address it within all layers of the organization. As additional details are made available, we will continue to provide updates.

The information provided above is general, please contact your broker for exact details on how this impacts your products. If you have any questions please contact your local DACHSER representative.

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