USTR Announces Intent to Impose Additional Duties on Chinese Goods

On July 10th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced its intent to impose an additional 10% duties on products of China with an annual trade value of $200 billion. 

The new list contains over 6000 tariff subheadings, but does not include wearing apparel or footwear (HTS Chapters 61-64). This latest action is in response to China’s retaliation last week of 25% duties on $34 billion worth of US exports, with threats to impose tariffs on an additional $16 billion of US goods. The USTR will accept public comments until August 17th. 

A public hearing will be held August 20th-23rd, with post-hearing rebuttal comments due August 30th. The USTR notice and list of proposed items is available here.