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Deadline for Input on Proposed 25 Percent Tariff on $200 Billion Worth of Imports from China Now Sept. 6

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has set Sept. 6, rather than the previously announced Sept. 5, as the new deadline to submit written comments and post-hearing rebuttal comments in connection with a proposal to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent the additional tariff proposed in July on $200 billion worth of goods imported from China. The other key dates in this proceeding remain as previously announced: the hearing will be held Aug. 20-23 and pre-hearing submissions as well as requests to appear at the hearing (including a summary of expected testimony) are due by Aug. 13.

Click here for ST&R’s web page providing comprehensive information on all U.S. tariffs imposed under Section 301 and Section 232 as well as the retaliatory tariffs trading partners are levying on U.S. goods.

With such a large volume and value of imports from China subject to the proposed tariff, companies importing from China should act now to assess how it may impact their supply chains. If you think you might be negatively affected, please contact Nicole Bivens Collinson at (202) 730-4956 or Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 to review the list and discuss options, alternatives, and actions that might be pursued to protect your interests.

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