As previously reported, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice proposing an additional 10 percent tariff on approximately 6,000 8-digit tariff codes estimated to cover approximately $200 billion worth of imports from China. Our blog post can be found here and the list of products can be found here.
On August 1, 2018, the President directed USTR to consider increasing the proposed tariff rate from 10 percent to 25 percent for products on the proposed list. As a result, USTR extended the timeline for public comment on the proposed product list:
- August 13, 2018: The due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing and for filing pre-hearing submissions has been extended from July 27 to August 13, 2018.
- September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of written comments has been extended from August 17 to September 6, 2018.
- September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments has been extended from August 30 to September 6, 2018.
The hearing is still scheduled to take place from August 20-23, 2018.