• USTR Increases Section 301 Tariffs on Certain Chinese Goods to 15 Percent August 30, 2019
    Martin Lutz - Lindsey Roskopf Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn More Options

    In response to earlier tweets from President Trump, on August 30, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced an increase in tariff rates from 10 to 15% on the list of Chinese imported goods originally published on August 20. Items covered in Annex A of the applicable Federal Register notice will have an additional 15% duty rate beginning September 1, 2019, and the additional 15% duty rate will go into effect for those items in Annex C on December 15, 2019. These tariff increases are the latest in a series of escalations of trade tensions between the two countries, directly following Beijing’s announcement of new tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods earlier in the week.

    For more information on how this could impact your business, contact:

    • Martin Lutz, Partner (mlutz@mcginnislaw.com, 512-495-6024)
    • Lindsey Roskopf, Attorney (lroskopf@mcginnislaw.com, 713-615-8534)
    • or another member of the McGinnis Lochridge International Trade and Transactions Practice Group
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