Tariffs, Trade and More Rate Hikes

August 28, 2019

With a 3-day countdown the USTR in its pre-publication notice of August 28th announced it will officially publish on August 30 the following:

  • September 1, 2019:  List 4A tariffs will be imposed at 15% instead of 10%.
  • December 15, 2019: List 4B tariffs will be imposed at 15% instead of 10%.

According to the USTR pressrelease of August 23, on October 1, 2019 lists 1, 2 and 3 tariffs will increase from 25% to 30%. The USTR noted it anticipates a notice and comment period on this proposed increase.

A reminder that exclusion requests for List 3 products can filed up until September 30, 2019.

It is anticipated that exclusion requests will be available for List 4A and 4B.

The USTR will publish information in the Federal Register as additional details are available.

For further information or questions about this or other customs issues, contact George R. Tuttle, III at geo@tuttlelaw.com or at (415) 986-8780.


George R. Tuttle, III is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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