USTR Accepting Comments for Proposed 301 Tariff Increase

The U.S. Trade Representative is accepting written comments until September 20.2019 for the proposed action to increase the 301 Tariffs for Lists 1 through 3 from 25% to 30%.

Comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal using docket number USTR-2019-0015. The USTR notice states that because China has retreated from its commitments to end unfair trade practices, maintaining the 301 tariff rate at 25% may no longer be appropriate.

The proposed modification of the duty rate from 25% to 30% would go into effect on October 1, 2019.