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President Trump Targets Travel Goods in New $200B China Tariff Retaliation List

President Trump Targets Travel Goods in New $200B China Tariff Retaliation List

On Tuesday, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a new list of $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China that President Trump is proposing will be subject to a 10% retaliatory tariff. The list includes all U.S. travel goods imports from China. If imposed, the 10% tariff would be added to the existing high tariffs on imported travel goods from China. President Trump promised in June to develop this list if China persisted in retaliating, which it did on Friday. This new punitive tariff has not yet been implemented, and you can help. The public will have an opportunity to comment on this new list with hearings planned in Washington, DC for August 20-23. The due date to request to testify at the hearing is July 27, and the due date for written comments is August 17. The due date for rebuttal comments is August 30. Based on the timeline for implementation of the list, President Trump could impose the punitive duties on this list as soon as early October. TGA will strongly oppose the inclusion of travel goods on the $200 billion list during the comments process. TGA will continue to keep members apprised of this fast-moving situation. Please contact TGA’s Nate Herman at 202-853-9351 or nate@travel-goods.org if you wish to share anecdotes, have any questions, or would like additional information.