The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released the official list of about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports subject to additional tariffs. This list contains 5,745 full or partial lines of the original 6,031 tariff lines that were announced back in July. Starting September 24, 2018 these items will be subject to a 10 percent tariff, which will increase to 25 percent starting January 1, 2019.
Some of the products that have been removed from the original list include certain consumer electronics such as smart watches and Bluetooth devices; certain chemical inputs for manufactured goods, textiles, and agriculture; certain health and safety products including bicycle helmets, and child safety furniture such as car seats and playpens.
If you have questions about these tariffs and how they may affect your business, reach out to your Mohawk customer service representative.
By Danielle Leonard