USTR Delays Some China Tariffs, Removes Other Products from List 4

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice today that the additional 10% tariffs on some Chinese products on List 4 would be delayed until December 15 and other products would be removed from the list.  The additional 10% duty had been set to go into effect on September 1, 2019.

The items not subject to the additional tariffs until December 15th appear on List 4B and include consumer goods such as cell phones, laptops, video game consoles, footwear, clothing, “certain” toys, baby products, sports equipment, kitchen items, and food.  Click here to view List 4B.

However, there are still many items that will remain subject to the List 4 10% duty effective September 1, including home goods / décor, large appliances, food and beverages, and clothing.  Click here to view the complete List 4A.

The USTR also announced that some products will be removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, and national security concerns, but did not specify which items.  Items removed from the list will not be subject to the additional 10% tariffs.

The USTR also plans on conducting an exclusions process for List 4A products subject to the additional duties, although no additional information has been provided at this time.