China Announces the Suspension of Additional Tariffs to U.S. Origin Goods

Posted by Jeffrey Nie on 12/19/19 5:00 PM

On December 15, 2019, China announced the suspension of additional tariffs to U.S. origin goods that were scheduled to take effect that day in response to the Phase One agreement between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China announced on December 13, 2019.

The affected products were under 3,361 subheadings with either 5% or 10% additional tariffs originally announced on August 23, 2019 by the China Tariff Commission in announcement No 4, 2019.  The additional tariffs will be suspended until further notice.

The August 23, 2019 decision to resume additional tariffs on cars and auto parts originating from the U.S. was suspended by same announcement.  This will impact approximately 221 subheadings of U.S. origin goods. The product lists were originally announced in announcement No 10, 2018 of China Tariff Commission.

Original announcement may be found here:

http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201912/t20191215_3441954.html

The product list of 3,361 subheadings may be found from attachment of announcement No 4, 2019 of China Tariff Commission as below:

http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201908/t20190823_3372928.html

The product lists of 221 subheadings may be found from attachments of announcement No 10, 2018 of China Tariff Commission:

http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201812/t20181214_3093439.html

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s fact sheet on the Phase One agreement can be found here:

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/US-China-Agreement-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Topics: China, Trade, Tariffs

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