284 Additional Goods May be Subject to an Additional 25% Tariff
Following the June 15 release by the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) of a second list of products from China for which it is proposing an additional 25% duty under Section 301, the USTR has released the following schedule for providing comments to the proposed second list. The list consists of 284 tariff items which cover good including chemicals, plastics, metal articles, machinery and vehicles. This list can be found at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf
The USTR specifically requests that commenters address whether imposing these increased duties would be practicable or effective to obtain the elimination of China’s current act, policies and practices and whether imposing additional duties on a listed product would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests including small and mid-sized business and your consumers.
The USTR also recommends that importers re-evaluate tariff classifications on the goods or products shown on the second list to determine if they might be properly classifiable in another subheading which does not fall under Section 301.
A special thanks to Erik Smithweiss of Grunfield │ Desiderio │ Lebowitz │ Silverman & Klestadt LLP (www.GDLSK.com) for sharing this timely information. If you have any questions regarding these hearings or on reclassifying your goods or products, please feel free to contact any of GDLSK’s attorneys located in New York; Washington, DC; Milwaukee; or Los Angeles.