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United States: Second list of Chinese products released, “Section 301” tariffs

Chinese products subject to U.S. additional 25% tariff

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25% additional tariff as part of the U.S. response under Section 301. The first tranche of tariffs on approximately $34 billion of imports from China was effective 6 July 2018.

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The list of imports [PDF 439 KB] for the second tranche contains 279 of the original 284 tariff lines that were on a proposed list announced 15 June 2018.  Changes to the proposed list were made after USTR and an interagency “Section 301 committee” sought and received written comments and testimony during a two-day public hearing last month.

Today's USTR release states that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin to collect the additional duties on the Chinese imports on 23 August 2018.

A formal notice of the $16 billion tariff action will be published in the Federal Register, and as was the case of the first tranche of additional tariffs, the notice will announce a process by which interested persons may request the exclusion of particular products covered by a tariff line subject to the additional duties.

For more information on this topic or to learn more about KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services, contact:

Doug Zuvich
Partner, Global Practice Leader
T: 312-665-1022
E: dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andy Siciliano
Partner, National Practice Leader
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E: asiciliano@kpmg.com

Irina Vaysfeld
Principal
T: 212-872-2973
E: ivaysfeld@kpmg.com

Robert Waldrop
Principal
T: 212-954-8117 
E: rwaldrop@kpmg.com

Christopher Young
Principal
T: 312-665-3229
E: christopheryoung@kpmg.com

George Zaharatos
Principal
T: 404-222-3292
E: gzaharatos@kpmg.com

John L. McLoughlin
Principal, East Coast Leader
T: 267-256-2614
E: jlmcloughlin@kpmg.com

Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, WNT
T: 212-954-3094
E: labad@kpmg.com

Amie Ahanchian
Managing Director
T: 202-533-3247
E: aahanchian@kpmg.com

Gisele Belotto
Managing Director
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E: gbelotto@kpmg.com

Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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E: adoornaert@kpmg.com

Jessica Libby
Managing Director
T: 612-305-5533
E: jlibby@kpmg.com

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