On December 14, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced that they would be postponing the date on which the rate of additional duties would increase to 25% for the products covered under the third phase of Section 301 tariffs covering $200 billion worth of goods currently subject to 10% tariffs

Duties on this list of products were previously set to increase to 25% on January 1, 2019, but as a result of ongoing trade negotiations with China, this date has now been postponed to March 2, 2019. This is one day after the 90-day period the President agreed upon with Chinese President Xi Jinping on December 1, 2018. (See our previous post here). Should the countries fail to come to an agreement by the March 1, 2019 deadline, the higher 25% tariff will go into effect.

We will continue to monitor this situation. For more information on the Section 301 tariffs on China, please contact Robert Stang Jeffrey NeeleyBeau Jackson, or Nithya Nagarajan.

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Photo of Nithya Nagarajan Nithya Nagarajan

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory…

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory actions before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and defends clients in appeals before the Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA panels and the World Trade Organization. In addition to her body of U.S. experience, Nithya is also well-versed in international trade issues in China and India.

Photo of Jeffrey Neeley Jeffrey Neeley

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export…

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export control, and other import/export issues.

Photo of Katherine Stubblefield Katherine Stubblefield

 

Katherine is an International Trade Analyst who supports clients in international trade relief and regulation matters, including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, export controls, economic sanctions, international trade agreements and preference programs.