May 29, 2019

Hearings on round two of the 25% tariff increase set for June 17 2019

This appears to be round two of the 25% tariff increase. More categories of products are being included. The additional List 4 of goods valued at approximately $300 billion include but are not limited to livestock, foodstuffs, chemicals, plastics, garments, footwear, housewares, ceramics, glass, steel, iron, aluminum, tools, machinery, electronics, computers, toys, and exercise equipment. There are some bicycle related products in the list. If you wish to search for your harmonized tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading see this pdf starting on page 3.  Form more information on the hearings see this link.

In order to submit a written formal comment before June 17 2019 you can click the green button near the top of the page entitled "submit a formal comment" on this page

This is a list of bicycle products affected by this current proposed Tariff as attached in the request to testify by Matt More on behalf of QBP and BPSA regarding this current round of proposed Tariffs (Docket No. USTR-2019-0004)

There are now over 1200 letters officially on file (as of June 13 2019) with the USTR voicing opposition to the tariffs 
In accordance with the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposes a modification of the action being taken in this Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The proposed modification is to take further action in the form of an additional ad valorem duty of up to 25 percent on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The products subject to this proposed modification are classified in the HTSUS subheadings set out in the Annex to this notice. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comment and will hold a public hearing regarding this proposed modification.

To be assured of consideration, you must submit comments and responses in accordance with the following schedule:

June 10, 2019: Due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing.

June 17, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments.

June 17, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, that begins at 9:30 a.m.
The earlier batch of products hit with the 25% tariff on May 10, 2019 are at this link

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