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More Details on Tariff Increase on List 4 Goods from China

Friday, August 16, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The following additional details concerning the Section 301 additional 10 percent tariff that will be imposed on List 4 goods imported from China have been made available by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

- The tariff on List 4A goods will be applicable to products entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sept. 1. Such goods must be entered under HTSUS 9903.88.15.

- List 4A includes HTSUS numbers for which China’s share of U.S. imports from the world is less than 75 percent.

- The tariff on List 4B goods will be applicable to products entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 a.m. EDT on Dec. 15. Such goods must be entered under HTSUS 9903.88.16.

- List 4B includes HTSUS numbers for which China’s share of U.S. imports from the world is 75 percent or greater.

- 25 HTSUS numbers proposed for inclusion on List 4 have been removed based on health, safety, national security, and other factors.

- Any List 4A or 4B product eligible for admission under domestic status that is subject to the 10 percent tariff and admitted into a U.S. foreign-trade zone on or after the effective date of that tariff may only be admitted as privileged foreign status.

- The 10 percent tariff does not apply to List 4A or List 4B goods for which entry is properly claimed under a provision of HTSUS Chapter 98, except for goods entered under HTSUS 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, 9802.00.60, and 9802.00.80. For HTSUS 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, and 9802.00.60, this tariff applies to the value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad. For HTSUS 9802.00.80, the tariff applies to the value of the article less the cost or value of such products of the U.S.

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