ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Aug 2019

August 23rd, 2019 - The Chinese government announced a new round of tariffs would be coming into effect on certain US imports.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC State Council Tariffs and Tax Standards Commission, August 23rd, 2019. (税委会公告〔2019〕4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(第三批)加征关税的公告)
http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201908/t20190823_3372928.html

Inception date: 01 Sep 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On August 23rd, 2019, the Chinese Tariffs and Tax Standards Commission announced in Shuiweihui Gonggao 2019/4 (hereafter, 'Announcement') that a third round of import tariffs to be levied on certain US imports.

This was a response to a similar announcement from the US administration a few weeks earlier.

The Announcement stated that tariffs of 10 and 5% would be levied on certain goods, in two rounds: one starting from September 1st, the second from December 15th. The total number of goods affected in the September round are as follows:

  • 980 goods at 10%
  • 737 goods at 5%

Please see related acts for information on other policies that are relevant to this Announcement, e.g. the GTA entry on the US policies to which this is a retaliation, and the other announcement from the Chinese Minstry of Finance concerning the reinstatement of tariffs on most US car imports.

UPDATE: Two tariff lines (at HS six-digit level, namely prawns and certain nucleic acids) had their supplementary tariffs temporarily cancelled in September 2019. Please see related act for more information.

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Inception date: 15 Dec 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The Chinese Tariffs and Tax Standards Commission's announcement, Shuiweihui Gonggao 2019/4 (hereafter, 'Announcement') released on August 23rd, 2019 revealed that a third round of import tariffs to be levied on certain US imports.

The Announcement was stated to be in response to one from the US administration made a few weeks earlier.

In the Announcement, it was stated that import tariffs on around USD 75bn worth of goods would be implemented in two rounds, one commencing in September, and one from December 15th.

The goods affected by the December round of tariffs were as follows:

  • 912 goods at 10%
  • 2,449 goods at 5%

In the Related Acts section, there are links to other similar announcements, for example, the one from the US Trade Administration on there introduction of import tariffs.

UPDATE: On September 11th, 2019, two items in this list had their retaliatory tariffs suspended until September 2020, namely aquatic invertebrate meal and x-ray apparata. Please see related act for full information.

 
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