Trump Administration Announces Initial China Tariff List

Trump Administration Announces Initial China Tariff List

On Tuesday the Trump administration announced the initial list of U.S. imports from China on which it plans to impose 25% punitive duties. The proposed duties on $50 billion worth of U.S. imports from China are part of an ongoing investigation by the Trump administration Section 301 case into alleged intellectual property violations by China.

USTR has published the draft Federal Register with the list of products subject to
the 301 tariffs:
https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/april/under-section-301-action-ustr
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf

Thanks to intensive lobbying by TGA and others, the initial list does NOT include any travel goods products. Our industry is not out of the woods yet. Tuesday’s announcement starts a public comment period where the public can propose removing, or adding, products to the list. The Trump administration will also hold a public hearing on the proposed list on May 11. The Trump administration will then publish the final list sometime after the public hearing. That date has not yet been set.

TGA will keep members apprised as this situation develops. Please contact Nate Herman, TGA’s Director of Government Relations, with any questions, 202-853-9351, nate@travel-goods.org.