TRUMP ANNOUNCES FINAL CHINA “LIST 3” HTS PROVISIONS

BY: MEEKS, SHEPPARD, LEO & PILLSBURY September 18, 2018 Late yesterday, President Trump released a statement and the final China “List 3” items, announcing the U.S. will assess covered items with an additional 10% tariff on September 24th, with an increase to 25% on January 1, 2019. Part 1 of the list is the full list of covered provisions (5,745 of the original proposed 6,031 provisions); Part 2 notes headings…

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REVISED LIST 3

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Tariff%20List_09.17.18.pdf

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Reminder: Oct. 9 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 25 Percent Tariff on China List 1 Goods

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Readers are reminded that Oct. 9 is the deadline for submitting requests for exclusions from the additional 25 percent tariff imposed as of July 6 on so-called List 1 goods imported from China. This tariff, which affects 818 tariff lines, was levied in response to a Section 301 investigation determination that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer,…

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Trump has decided to impose tariff on 200 billion dollars in Chinese goods in dramatic escalation of trade battle

Statement from the President Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China.  The tariffs will take effect on September 24, 2018, and be set at a level of 10 percent until the end of the year.  On January 1, the tariffs will rise…

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USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  In accordance with the direction of President Trump, the additional tariffs will be effective starting September 24, 2018, and…

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Commerce Department Amends Regulations for Exclusion Requests for Section 232 Duties on Steel & Aluminum

By: GDLSK On September 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register an amendment to the rules on the submission and processing of exclusions requests on steel and aluminum articles subject to duties and quotas under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. As noted below, rebuttal comments are now due as early as September 18. Duties of 25% ad valorem on steel and 10% ad valorem on aluminum have been in effect…

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Tariff Reduction Bill Signed Into Law

Monday, September 17, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump signed into law Sept. 13 the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act (H.R. 4318), which suspends or reduces through Dec. 31, 2020, import duties on approximately 1,700 products generally not made in the U.S. A majority of the products covered by the MTB are chemicals, but textiles, apparel, and footwear; machinery and equipment; and agricultural and fishery products are included…

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More Tariffs on Imports from China Would Have Significant Effects, Groups Say

Thursday, September 13, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report As the Trump administration considers whether to levy additional tariffs of as much as 25 percent on another $200 billion worth of imports from China, a decision some observers think could be imminent, a wide range of trade groups have registered their opposition. As part of its response to a Section 301 investigation determination that China’s acts, policies, and practices…

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Legislation to Lower Tariffs, Aid Affected Businesses Moving Through Congress

Thursday, September 06, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report MTB. The House of Representatives approved Sept. 4 the Senate version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (H.R. 4318), which would suspend or reduce through Dec. 31, 2020, import duties on approximately 1,700 products generally not made in the U.S. A majority of the products covered by the MTB are chemicals. Also included are textiles, apparel, and footwear; machinery and equipment;…

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