The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of action and request for public comment concerning proposed action on the “section 301” investigation of China’s policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property (IP), and innovation.
The USTR on 15 June 2018 issued a list of products that will be subject to additional 25% tariffs on imports from China. Read TradeNewsFlash
Today’s USTR notice [PDF 2.3 MB] sets out a schedule of dates for the tariffs.
Following the U.S. announcement on 15 June 2018 of the imposition of the 25% tariffs on imports from China, the Chinese government announced the imposition of an additional customs duty or tariff at a rate of 25% being imposed on 659 products imported from the United States, with imposition of the new tariff on certain imports to be effective 6 July 2018. Read TradeNewsFlash
In response, the USTR on 18 July 2018 issued a release in support of the president’s direction to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional 10% tariffs to address China’s "harmful trade policies and practices." According to that USTR release, concerning the additional 10% tariffs being proposed, there will be a similar legal process as was provided for the tariffs scheduled to take effect on 6 July 2018. The USTR release states that no additional tariffs will go into effect until the legal process is complete.
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