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Chinese Tariff Recap and Summary

12:01 a.m EST May 10, 2019, List 3 tariffs on Chinese products increases to 25% additional tariffs.  If your List 3 cargo was exported from China BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EST May 10, 2019, and even though it won’t arrive until after May 10, 2019, you will only pay 10% ad valorem tariffs. However, if your List 3 cargo was exported from China AFTER 12:01 a.m. EST May 10, 2019, it will be subject to 25% ad valorem tariffs. 
List 3 can be found here.


US and China are still negotiating.  Tariffs set to increase to 25% (List 3 below) on January 1, 2019, were postponed to March 1, 2019 and now are postponed indefinitely.  Trade talks are ongoing and a a resolution is expected sometime in the future.    


September 24, 2018 – US Implements 3rd Round of Tariffs At 10% – Anticipated an increase to 25% on January 1, 2019 which was postponed to March 1, 2019 and those were further postponed indefinitely   Any items on this list are still subject to 10% tariffs but could rise to 25% at a future date.  

List 3 can be found here.

August 23, 2018 – US Implements 2nd Round of Tariffs At 25%

List 2 can be found here.

Five of the 284 items in the original list published on June 15 were removed, these being: alginic acid, splitting machines, containers, floating docks, and microtomes.

July 6, 2018 – US implements 1st Round of Tariffs At 25% 

List 1 can be found here.

March 23, 2018: US imposes a 25 percent tariff on all steel imports (except from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea) and a 10 percent tariff on all aluminium imports (except from Argentina and Australia).