US Customs – Section 301 China origin goods

Mar 15, 2019

On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, IT and innovation.
On June 20, 2018 the USTR published a Notice Of Action, imposing a 25 % ad valorem rate of duty shown on LIST 1 of 818 HTSUS numbers.
On August 16, 2018 the USTR published a Notice of Action for the imposition of 25 % additional import duties on LIST 2, affecting an additional 279 HTSUS numbers.
On September 21, 2018 the USTR published a Notice Of Action for the imposition of a 10% additional import duty on LIST 3, affecting an additional 5745 HTSUS numbers. These lists only affect goods manufactured in China and are currently in effect.  Please see the link below for the complete list of HTSUS numbers affected by Chinese origin goods imported into the USA.

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