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August 8, 2018
U.S. duties on additional products from China to begin August 23
After a first phase of additional duties on Chinese goods that began on July 6, the Government of the United States announced that it will begin charging the extra duty of 25% on several more goods originating from China imported into the U.S., beginning on August 23.
The new list contains 279 tariff lines covering approximately US$16 billion in imports. The July 6 list contains 1,102 tariff lines valued at approximately US$50 billion.
The American Administration claims the extra duty is in retaliation to "acts, policies, and practices" by the Government of China which, according tot the United States Trade Representative, are "unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce."
Canadian exporters should note that they could be affected by the new duties if they export to the U.S. any goods that were imported from China.
Link: Second Tranche list (pdf) from the website of the United States Trade Representative
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