USTR Postpones 10% Tariffs on Certain List 4 Chinese Goods Until December 15th – Others Still Subject to Planned September 1st Tariffs

Though supply chain disruptions continue to cripple Hong Kong, it appears that it’s not all bad news for China trade today, following the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement that certain products will not be subject to additional 10% tariffs until December 15th.

According to the USTR’s announcement, List 4 goods were evaluated based on health, safety, national security and other factors that came to light during the public comment and hearing process.

The list of items NOT subject to additional tariffs until December 15th, coined List 4B, includes 650 HTS codes covering electronics, chemicals, food, sports equipment, clothes, wooden hangers, as well as many other items.

However, there are still many items, including food, beverages, chemicals, glasses, blinds and clothing, that will remain subject to additional List 4 tariffs effective September 1st. Not surprisingly, this list is being referred to as List 4A.

Click here to view the Federal Register’s official list of items exempted from List 4 until December 15th (List 4B).

Click here to view the list of products still subject to 10% tariffs as planned on September 1st (List 4A).

The USTR plans to implement a List 4 exclusion process in the near term, though no additional information has been provided at this time.

For Shapiro customers, our Compliance and IT experts are currently running reports to see which of your items will be affected by List 4A and List 4B. You should expect to hear from your Shapiro point of contact once these determinations have been made.

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