ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Sep 2018

September 18th, 2018 - China announced its retaliation to a third round of import tariffs from the US.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC State Council Tariffs and Tax Standards Commission, September 18th, 2018. (税委会公告〔2018〕8号 国务院关税税则委员会关于对原产于美国约600亿美元进口商品实施加征关税的公告)
http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201809/t20180918_3022592.html

Ibid., August 3rd, 2018. (税委会公告〔2018〕6号 国务院关税税则委员会关于对原产于美国的部分进口商品(第二批)加征关税的公告)
http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201808/t20180803_2980950.html

Ibid., December 14th, 2018. (税委会公告〔2018〕10号 关于对原产于美国的汽车及零部件暂停加征关税的公告)
http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201812/t20181214_3093439.html

Inception date: 24 Sep 2018 | Removal date: 31 May 2019
Still in force

Import tariff

Following the announcement of the third list of China's goods subject to import tariffs in the US, the Chinese government reacted with their own list of tariffs on USD 60bn worth of Chinese imports from the United States.

The announcement, Shuiweihui Gonggao 2018/8, stated that items included in a previous announcement from August (Shuiweihui Gonggao 2018/6) would be subjected to the new tariffs. The rates, however, were altered in this September announcement.

From September 24th, 2018, the following tariffs will come into force:

  • 3,572 items at 10%
  • 1,636 items at 5%

In total, 5,207 tariff lines were affected by the announcement. Affected items include light aircraft, computers, textiles, chemicals, meat and wine. Please see taxonomy section for full details.

 

UPDATE: On December 14th, the State Council Tariffs and Tax Standards Commission released Shuiweihui Gonggao 2018/10, which cancelled some of the tariffs pursuant to talks at the G20 summit. 67 automotive-related products from the September announcement had their tariffs waived, all of them from the 5% category.

The cancelled tariffs are scheduled to last from January to March of 2019, depending on negotiations.

UPDATE 2: In May 2019, the Chinese government raised tariffs to the levels originally proposed in Shuiwehui Gonggao 2018/6, except for those included in the list of supplementary tariffs cancelled in December, as described in 'UPDATE' above.

UPDATE 3: 60 products had their tariffs cancelled in February 2020. Please see related act for more information.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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