May 9, 2019 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is set to publish a notice in the Federal Register on May 9, 2019, that the third tranche of Section 301 China duties will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent ad valorem effective 12:01 a.m., May 10, 2019.
Background: On September 17, 2018, the USTR announced the third set of tariffs on Chinese goods related to the Section 301 investigation. The USTR released a list of 5,745 tariff lines covering approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. Beginning on September 24, 2018, additional duties were imposed at 10 percent. This third set of tariffs will now increase from 10 to 25 percent.