Chinese Import Tariffs

Please note the following news concerning tariffs on goods imported from China.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, the bill to keep the government funded and open, was signed into law on February 15, 2019 and included language stressing concern around the lack of an Exclusion Process for Round 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on goods imported from China. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has been directed to establish the Exclusion Process and initiate it no more than 30 days after the enactment of the bill.

President Trump has made comments implying he will extend the March 1 deadline for trade negotiations with China without the additional 15% increase in tariffs, though an official announcement confirming this has not been issued.