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

Ibid., December 15th, 2019. (税委会公告〔2019〕7号 国务院关税税则委员会关于暂不实施对原产于
美国的部分进口商品加征关税措施的公告)
http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201912/t20191215_3441954.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.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
N/A

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
N/A
Inception date: 15 Dec 2019 | Removal date: 15 Dec 2019
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 their 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.

UPDATE 2: On December 15th, 2019, the day these tariffs were supposed to come into effect, the Chinese Ministry of Finance released Announcement 2019/7, which 'indefinitely' cancelled the imposition of the tariffs.

 
090121 090122 090210 090220 090230 090240 090411 090412 100119 100199 100510 100590 100790 110290 110520 110630 120241 120930 121120 121221 121299 121490 130120 130190 130219 130220 150710 151319 151519 152000 160241 160250 160414 160420 160529 160540 160552 160553 160554 160555 160559 170211 170219 170250 180610 180620 180632 190190 190220 190230 190420 190531 190532 190540 200110 200190 200210 200290 200410 200510 200520 200570 200580 200599 200600 200791 200799 200811 200819 200830 200870 200897 200899 200912 200929 200931 200941 200989 200990 210112 210120 210210 210220 210310 210320 210330 210420 210500 210690 220110 220190 220300 220410 220421 220429 220510 220600 220710 220820 220830 220850 220870 220890 220900 230110 230240 230320 230330 230400 230500 230610 230630 230641 230690 230910 240120 240210 240220 251910 261310 261390 261590 271112 271311 271312 280120 280130 280470 280490 281111 281119 281210 281410 281910 282110 282200 282490 282520 282540 282590 282612 282619 282630 283090 283110 283190 283525 283699 284290 284610 284690 290123 290129 290219 290290 290514 290519 290712 290713 290930 290949 291711 291735 292119 292122 292141 292149 293319 293332 293339 293359 293369 293371 293399 293499 293690 300320 300410 300420 300610 300660 310210 310520 310530 321210 321310 321390 330300 330410 330420 330430 330491 330510 330520 330530 330590 340130 340220 340290 340510 340520 340530 340540 340590 360610 370243 370244 370254 380610 380891 380899 390110 390190 390410 390440 390530 390740 390770 390810 390890 392220 392290 392410 392520 392530 392590 392620 392640 410150 410190 410390 410411 410419 411320 420330 440122 440320 440341 440349 440392 440399 440710 440721 440722 440725 440726 440727 440729 440799 440810 440831 440839 440890 440910 440929 441011 441019 441112 441113 441114 441192 441193 441210 441231 441232 441239 441294 441299 441300 441400 441510 441520 441600 441700 441810 441820 441860 441871 441872 441879 441890 441900 442010 442090 442190 450110 450310 450390 450410 460129 460199 460212 460219 470100 470311 470321 470329 470500 470710 470730 470790 480100 480220 480240 480254 480411 480421 480441 480451 480452 480459 480511 480519 480524 480550 480610 480620 480640 480810 480840 480890 480920 480990 481013 481032 481039 481099 481141 481149 481151 481159 481160 481190 481420 481490 481890 481930 482110 482190 482290 482320 482370 482390 490199 490210 490290 490300 490700 491000 491110 491191 491199 500300 500720 500790 510610 510620 511111 511119 511230 520100 520511 520512 520514 520522 520523 520526 520527 520528 520532 520534 520542 520544 520546 520547 520548 520811 520812 520813 520819 520831 520832 520833 520839 520841 520842 520843 520849 520851 520852 520859 520911 520912 520919 520922 520931 520932 520939 520942 520943 520949 520951 521011 521031 521032 521039 521041 521049 521051 521112 521131 521132 521139 521142 521149 521213 521214 521223 521224 530710 530720 530890 530911 530919 530929 531010 540211 540232 540245 540246 540249 540710 540720 540741 540742 540751 540752 540753 540754 540761 540769 540772 540773 540774 540782 540783 540792 540793 540821 540822 540823 540824 540832 540833 550130 550140 550610 551211 551219 551229 551299 551321 551323 551411 551421 551422 551423 551443 551511 551512 551513 551519 551599 551612 551613 551622 551642 551692 560121 560122 560130 560210 560221 560229 560290 560311 560312 560313 560314 560391 560392 560393 560394 560819 560900 570310 570320 570500 580110 580123 580127 580133 580136 580137 580230 580410 580421 580610 580620 580632 580640 580710 580810 581092 581100 590110 590190 590210 590220 590290 590310 590320 590390 590410 590500 590610 590691 590699 590700 590900 591000 591110 591120 591131 591132 591140 591190 600110 600121 600122 600191 600192 600240 600290 600330 600410 600490 600531 600532 600533 600542 600590 600610 600621 600622 600623 600624 600631 600632 600633 600634 600642 600643 600690 610190 610323 610423 610712 610721 610791 611019 620112 620212 620292 620319 620342 620343 620349 621010 621030 621120 621132 621139 621290 621420 621440 621710 630110 630210 630231 630251 630419 630491 630493 630720 640299 640320 640351 640420 640510 640690 650500 650699 650700 670100 670210 670300 670419 670420 680221 680291 680293 680421 680422 680423 680430 680510 680520 680530 680610 680690 680790 680800 680919 681019 681099 690100 690210 690220 690290 690310 690320 690390 690600 690790 690911 690912 690919 691010 691090 691110 691200 691310 691410 691490 700100 700220 700312 700490 700510 700521 700719 700721 700991 701090 701310 701322 701328 701337 701349 701391 701399 701400 701590 701690 701810 701820 701911 701912 701932 701939 701940 701951 701952 701959 702000 710122 710231 710239 710391 710399 710410 710420 710490 710510 711100 711311 711319 711320 711411 711419 711590 711610 711620 711790 720211 720230 720241 720270 720291 720293 720299 720610 720712 720719 720720 720852 720854 720890 720916 720918 720926 720927 721114 721119 721190 721230 721631 721632 721633 721650 721710 721720 721730 721790 722611 722870 722920 722990 730110 730120 730230 730290 730431 730441 730519 730611 730719 730721 730722 730723 730729 730791 730793 730810 730830 730840 730900 731010 731021 731029 731100 731414 731419 731439 731441 731449 731511 731512 731519 731581 731582 731589 731590 731600 731700 731814 731815 731816 731822 732090 732111 732190 732290 732391 732392 732393 732394 732399 732410 732429 732490 732510 732599 732619 732620 732690 740200 740311 740312 740321 740400 740610 740620 741121 741122 741129 741220 741533 741539 741820 741991 741999 750400 760120 760200 760320 760519 760521 760529 760611 760612 760692 760810 760820 760900 761010 761210 761290 761300 761510 761520 761691 761699 780419 780600 790111 790120 810196 810199 810296 810390 810490 810600 810720 810820 810890 810990 811100 811299 811300 820150 820210 820231 820239 820240 820291 820299 820310 820320 820411 820412 820420 820540 820559 820570 820590 820600 820713 820719 820720 820730 820750 820780 820790 820820 820830 820840 820900 821110 821194 821220 821300 821410 821420 821490 821520 821591 821599 830120 830130 830140 830150 830160 830170 830210 830220 830230 830241 830242 830249 830250 830260 830300 830520 830621 830629 830710 830790 830810 830820 830890 830990 831000 831110 831120 831130 831190 840390 840410 840490 840510 840682 840721 840729 840790 840890 841090 841181 841182 841221 841229 841239 841280 841290 841319 841320 841350 841360 841370 841381 841391 841430 841451 841459 841460 841480 841490 841510 841581 841582 841583 841590 841630 841710 841720 841780 841790 841810 841821 841830 841840 841850 841861 841869 841899 841911 841919 841931 841932 841939 841940 841950 841960 841981 841989 842119 842123 842131 842139 842199 842211 842219 842220 842230 842290 842320 842330 842381 842382 842389 842390 842410 842420 842430 842481 842511 842531 842549 842611 842619 842630 842641 842649 842691 842710 842720 842790 842810 842831 842860 842890 842911 842930 842940 842951 842952 842959 843010 843020 843031 843041 843050 843069 843120 843141 843143 843311 843319 843351 843352 843359 843410 843510 843610 843629 843680 843691 843710 843780 843810 843820 843830 843840 843850 843860 843880 843910 843920 843930 844090 844110 844120 844130 844180 844190 844230 844240 844250 844311 844313 844316 844317 844319 844331 844332 844339 844391 844399 844400 844511 844512 844513 844519 844520 844530 844540 844590 844610 844621 844630 844711 844712 844720 844790 844900 845011 845020 845090 845110 845121 845129 845130 845140 845150 845190 845210 845221 845229 845230 845290 845310 845320 845380 845390 845410 845420 845430 845490 845521 845522 845530 845590 845630 845710 845720 845819 845929 845931 845940 845951 845969 845970 846011 846021 846029 846090 846120 846150 846190 846229 846231 846239 846291 846310 846330 846490 846591 846592 846593 846595 846596 846599 846711 846719 846721 846729 846781 846789 846791 846792 846799 846820 846890 847230 847290 847340 847420 847431 847432 847480 847521 847529 847621 847690 847730 847740 847890 847910 847920 847930 847940 847960 847989 848010 848020 848030 848041 848049 848050 848060 848071 848120 848190 848210 848220 848230 848240 848280 848291 848340 848350 848360 848390 848790 850110 850131 850134 850140 850152 850153 850162 850163 850164 850211 850212 850213 850220 850239 850300 850410 850422 850423 850433 850434 850440 850490 850511 850519 850520 850590 850610 850640 850650 850660 850710 850720 850730 850750 850760 850780 850790 850811 850819 850940 850980 850990 851010 851020 851030 851090 851130 851140 851150 851180 851220 851230 851240 851290 851490 851511 851521 851529 851531 851539 851580 851610 851629 851631 851632 851640 851650 851660 851671 851679 851680 851690 851712 851761 851762 851769 851770 851810 851821 851822 851830 851840 851850 851890 851981 851989 852190 852290 852321 852329 852341 852349 852351 852359 852580 852610 852691 852692 852713 852721 852791 852799 852851 852859 852869 852871 852872 852910 852990 853010 853080 853110 853180 853290 853510 853529 853530 853540 853590 853620 853630 853641 853649 853661 853720 853810 853921 853929 853931 853932 853939 853941 853990 854020 854081 854099 854140 854320 854370 854411 854419 854420 854430 854449 854460 854511 854519 854520 854590 854620 860400 860711 860712 860900 870190 870290 870310 870321 870322 870323 870324 870332 870333 870390 870410 870421 870422 870423 870431 870432 870510 870590 870600 870810 870821 870829 870830 870840 870850 870870 870880 870891 870892 870893 870894 870895 870899 871120 871130 871140 871410 871610 871640 871680 871690 880220 880230 890392 890690 890710 890800 900120 900130 900140 900150 900190 900211 900219 900220 900290 900311 900319 900410 900490 900510 900580 900659 900720 900850 901050 901060 901090 901180 901320 901380 901390 901410 901420 901480 901490 901510 901520 901540 901580 901590 901811 901812 901813 901819 901820 901849 901850 901890 901910 901920 902110 902121 902212 902213 902219 902221 902229 902230 902290 902300 902410 902480 902490 902519 902590 902610 902620 902680 902690 902710 902720 902780 902830 902890 903020 903031 903032 903033 903039 903084 903089 903090 903110 903120 903149 903180 903220 903281 903289 910111 910121 910129 910212 910400 910521 910811 910812 910819 910820 910890 910910 910990 911011 911012 911090 911120 911180 911190 911310 911320 911390 911410 911430 911440 911490 920790 930400 930621 940350 940389 940410 940421 940429 940490 940520 940560 940591 940592 940599 940600 950430 950450 950490 950611 950619 950629 950631 950632 950639 950640 950659 950661 950662 950669 950670 950691 950699 950790 950810 960321 960330 960350 960390 960610 960621 960622 960629 960630 960711 960719 960720 960810 960820 960830 960840 960850 960860 960891 960899 960910 960920 961210 961310 961320 961380 961390 961700 961800 961900 970110 970190 970200 970300 970400 970500 970600
(+ 1556 more)