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Section 301 List 4 Imports from China Called Off… For Now

Section 301 List 4 Imports from China Called Off

List 4 is on Hold While United States and China Continue Trade Talks

President Trump of the United States and President Xi of China recently had another round of trade discussions on the sidelines of the most recent G-20 Summit in Japan.  President Trump tweeted the meeting was far better than expected.  He has agreed to call off Section 301 List 4 while the two nations continue to negotiate.  He has also agreed to not increase the already existing Section 301 tariffs in place on imports from China while trade talks continue.  However, a reduction in the current tariffs will not occur.  On the other hand, President Xi has agreed to begin purchasing large amounts of agricultural product from U.S. farmers during the continued negotiations.  Together, the global leaders have agreed to allow Chinese company Huawei to buy product from U.S. technology companies again.

The meeting seems to have been extremely productive, sending both leaders home on a positive note.  According to CNBC, “Chinese state-run press agency Xinhua described the meeting result as the presidents agreeing ‘to restart trade consultations between their countries on the basis of equality and mutual respect,'” while President Trump stated, ‘We are right back on track.'”

Section 301 List 4


List 1

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List 2

  • effective August 23, 2018
  • places an additional duty rate of 25%
  • on $16 billion worth of goods from China.
  • Exclusion process closed
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List 3

  • effective September 24, 2018
  • originally placed an additional 10%
  • and increased to 25% on May 10, 2019 June 15, 2019
  • on $200 billion worth of goods from China
  • Product Exclusion Process Announced
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List 4

  • effective date TBD – Comments due June 2019
  • places an additional duty rate of 25%
  • on $267 billion worth of goods from China.
  • List 4 essentially encompasses all other goods originating from China.
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  • As of July 1, 2019, plans for List 4 has been suspended during trade negotiations with China
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