On August 13th, 2019, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced their plans for enacting the proposed 10% tariff on goods imported from China.
They advised certain products will be removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors, and will not be subject to the additional 10% duties.
The remainder of the goods will be phased in over two lists.
- Goods on List 4A, will become effective on September 1st, 2019.
- Goods on List 4B, will become effective on December 15th, 2019.
The decision to delay the 10% duty to December 15th, 2019, on articles such as cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors and certain items of footwear and clothing was based on the feedback received through public comment and hearing process.
The USTR plans to announce an exclusion process for products subject to List 4A and List 4B.
This announcement will be updated as more information becomes available.