Following President Trump's announcement earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on Aug. 13 of the final products from Section 301 List 4 imports from China that would be subject to the additional 10% tariff effective Sept. 1, 2019.
Certain products have been removed from the original proposed list based on health, safety, national security and other factors following USTR's investigation in June 2019.
Additionally, the 10% tariff will be delayed until Dec. 15, 2019 for a certain group of products including, cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing.
According to the notice, USTR intends to conduct an exclusion process for List 4 products subject to the tariff. More details are forthcoming.
Investigation Phase | Public Comments and Hearing – Docket USTR-2019-0004
On May 17, USTR released a proposed fourth list of products imported from China that would be subject to an additional duty of up to 25 percent.
The proposed list contains thousands of products at the 8-digit HTS tariff level valued at $300 billion and essentially cover all imports from China that are not currently covered on a previous Section 301 list.
Fourth Tariff List Resources