USTR announces third, proposed list of $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports

On July 10, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a proposed list of Chinese imports, found in Annex A of a draft Federal Register notice, which could be subject to an additional 10 percent tariff once the list becomes final.

This list, covering approximately $200 billion worth of goods, is the third group of imports that may be subject to tariffs, and represents the latest trade development to occur between the United State and China. The proposed list includes chemicals and materials NAFEM members may use to make products, such as coatings, glass, refrigerants, rubber and steel; sub-assemblies for doors, furniture, refrigerators/freezers; or finished goods such as flatware, knives and chairs.

NAFEM encourages all members to review the list and submit comments in accordance with the schedule below, or contact Charlie Souhrada, by July 25, with specific issues or concerns:

  • July 27: Due date for filing requests to appear at a public hearing to comment on the proposed list, and provide a summary of expected testimony to be presented.
  • August 17: Due date for submission of written comments.
  • August 20-23: 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 D.C., 20436, beginning at 9:30 a.m.