Effective July 6th, 2018, Section 301 duties of 25% were to be assessed on more than 800 items imported into the United States from China. The good news for importers is that these duties are eligible for duty drawback.
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has gone on to publish a list of active Section 301 duties and proposed duties that will go into effect after a short debate period. List 1 and List 2 are currently active. Implementation of list 3 is yet to be determined. The list of products covered by the Section 301 action are produced in their Harmonized tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings. Any article in the list that is a product of China is now subject to an additional 25% ad valorem duty rate on top of the existing duty for that article. Be aware that these duties are only subject to articles with a Country of Origin of China, not simply country of export.
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