China Escalates Trade War with Retaliatory Tariffs

August 29, 2019

China is retaliating against the U.S. List 4 tariffs by imposing tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods, effective September 1, 2019.

As a result, the Trump Administration increased the duty rates and effective dates as follows:

September 1, 2019: Products on List 4A (i.e., includes tariff subheadings where China’s share of U.S. imports from the world is less than 75 percent) will increase from 10% ad valorem to 15% ad valorem.

October 1, 2019: Products on Lists 1, 2 and 3 will be increased from 25% ad valorem to 30% ad valorem on October 1, 2019. (The duties will take effect after a notice and comment period.)

December 15, 2019: Product on List 4B (i.e., products where China’s share of U.S. imports from the world is 75 percent or greater for each subheading) will increase from 10% ad valorem to 15% ad valorem.