Arrival Date to Govern Section 301 List 4A and 4B Tariffs

On August 15th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that additional 10% tariffs (later raised to 15%) on Section 301 List 4A and 4B Chinese goods would be applied based on the entry date—which is the date the cargo arrives in U.S Customs territory or the date the Customs entry is filed, whichever is later.

The official USTR notice states that importers should prepare for the imposition of additional tariffs (to the tune of 10%) to apply to:

  • List 4A products entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after September 1, 2019.
  • List 4B products entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, after December 15, 2019.

It’s important to note that this process differs from that of the Section 301 List 3 tariffs, which used the date of export to determine eligibility.

If you have any questions about the additional duties or would like to discuss your options as an importer please reach out to us at web@shapiro.com.

Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide status updates on our Section 301 Tariff News page as they become available.