The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10% on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports.
Previously, RT Media published Trump’s Tariffs Target Cartridges Again by US attorney Merritt Blakeslee. Merritt pointed that “USTR is reviewing the list of products included in the $300 billion figure (called “List 4) and could decide to modify the list before the new tariffs take effect next month.”
On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent tariff. This new tariff will go into effect on September 1 as announced by President Trump on August 1.
Certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face additional tariffs of 10%.
List 4A (Effective September 1, 2019) For Imaging industry, the below are affected:
List 4B (Effective December 15, 2019) For Imaging industry, the below is affected:
Further, as part of USTR’s public comment and hearing process, it was determined that the tariff should be delayed to December 15 for certain articles. Products in this group include, for example, cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and certain items of footwear and clothing.
USTR intends to conduct an exclusion process for products subject to the additional tariff.
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