USTR Proposed 4th List on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods

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USTR Proposed 4th List on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods

On May 14, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a proposed forth list of Chinese origin goods subject to an ad valorem duty up to 25 percent. The proposed modification is on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion.

The request for comments and notice of public hearing action from the USTR listed the following important dates:

  • June 10, 2019—Due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing.

  • June 17, 2019—Due date for submission of written comments.

  • June 17, 2019—The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW Washington DC 20436 that begins at 9:30 a.m.

Seven days after the last day of the public hearing—Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments.

The USTR requests comments regarding any aspect of the proposed action, including:

  • The specific tariff subheadings to be subject to increased duties

  • The level of the increase, if any, in the rate. Of duty.

  • The appropriate aggregate level of trade to be covered by additional duties.

The USTR requests, “that commenters address specifically whether imposing increased duties on a particular product would be practicable or effective to obtain the elimination of China’s acts, policies, and practices, and whether imposing additional duties on a particular product would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests, including small- or medium-size businesses and consumers.”

For the list of proposed HTSUS subheadings, please visit:

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/May_2019_Proposed_Modification.pdf

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Norman Krieger Representative for more information.





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