US Trade Representative Announces List of Proposed Tariffs for Additional Duties on Chinese Goods

The US Trade Representative (USTR) has published a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs. These tariffs are in response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of US technology and intellectual property to domestic Chinese enterprises. The tariff sectors include industries such as aerospace, information and communication technology, robotics, and machinery. 

Once the list is published in the Federal Register, there will be a 30 day period allowed for written comments. After consultation with appropriate agencies and committees, the USTR shall, as appropriate, publish a final list of products and tariff increases, if any. Should the additional tariffs go into effect, the rate will be 25% in addition to the existing duty rate. 

Any merchandise subject to the increase tariffs admitted into a US foreign trade zone on or after the effective date of the increased tariffs would have to be admitted under privileged foreign status and would be subject to the additional duty upon entry for consumption.

The complete list of tariff subheadings is available here.