On September 3, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative acted on President Trump’s announcement of increased tariffs on products made in China by publishing a notice that tariffs on many products would increase from 25 percent to 30 percent starting on October 1, 2019. There are currently three different effective dates and tariff rates for three different lists or “buckets” of products. Keep in mind that any product en route to the U.S. from China before midnight leading into any of these effective dates would not be affected by the respective tariff.
A tariff of 15 percent went into effect on Sunday, September 1, 2019. This tariff impacts barbecue forks, certain cooking appliances, certain agricultural and dairy products, textiles (including clothing and shoes), and metals. The full list of products impacted by the September 1, 2019 tariff of 15 percent can be viewed here.
On October 1, 2019, a tariff of 30 percent (an increase of five percent from the current 25 percent tariff) will be applied to products imported from China, including portable and built-in non-electric grills and certain grill components. View the full list of affected products.
On December 15, 2019, a tariff of 15 percent will be applied to another list of products, including electrothermic cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, and grillers and roasters in addition to a long list of electronic products. The full list of products impacted on December 15, 2019 by a 15 percent tariff can be found here.
Please contact Rachel Feinstein if you have any questions.