The tariff items below only relate to trade with China. Hong Kong and Taiwan are excluded. The section 301 tariff are being imposed in stages. Take note that tariff increases are based on the date of arrival at the first port of discharge.
List 4 – On September 17, 2018 the administration announced that if China “takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries” they will initiate a process aimed at increasing tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of goods from China. Specific tariff lines are not currently available for these goods. We anticipate that List 4 will be implemented in mid to late winter 2019.
List 3 is effective on Sept 24th 2018. It will target 6000 items with an additional 10% duty originating from China. Effective January 1st 2019 the rate will be increased to 25%. View the list at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf.
List 2 is effective on August 22nd for shipments that have physically arrived after that date. It targets an additional 284 tariff lines with an additional 25% duty. View list 2 at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf.
List 1 covers 818 tariff lines and was effective July 6, 2018. These items were assessed an additional 25% duty. View list 1 at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%201.pdf Effective July 6th for shipments that have physically arrived after that date.
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