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USTR Proposed List 4, Section 301 Chinese Tariff

May 13, 2019 USTR issues notice and request for comments on prospective, "List 4" of Section 301 Chinese Tariff on nearly all remaining Chinese Products

"The proposed modification is to take further action in the form of an additional ad valorem duty of up to 25 percent on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion" USTR-2019-0004

In retaliation against USTR's Section 301 List 3 duty increase from 10% to 25% on May 10th, China has confirmed their own tariff hike adjusting duty on American goods from 10% to 20-25% affecting nearly $60 billion of American exported merchandise to China.

Fighting Fire with Fire

The Office of USTR has issued docket USTR-2019-0004 with a proposed modification that will add an additional 25% duty on nearly all Chinese goods not covered in previous Section 301 lists.

Comments Concerning Proposed Modification:

"To be assured of consideration, you must submit comments and responses in accordance with the following schedule:

  • June 10, 2019: Due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing.

  • June 17, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments.

  • June 17, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW Washington DC 20436 that begins at 9:30 a.m.

  • Seven days after the last day of the public hearing: Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments"

" All requests to appear at the hearing must be in English and sent electronically via To submit a request to appear at the hearing via, enter docket number USTR-2019-0004 on the home page and click ‘search.’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link titled ‘comment now!’. In the ‘comment’ field, include the name, address, email address, and telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. Attach a summary of the proposed testimony, and a pre-hearing submission if provided, by using the ‘upload file’ field. The file name should include both the name of the person who will be presenting testimony and the entity they represent. In addition, please submit a request to appear and a PDF of the summary of proposed testimony by email to In the subject line of the email, please include the name of the 5 person who will be presenting testimony, followed by ‘request to appear.’ Please also include the name, address, email address, and telephone number of the person presenting testimony in the body of the email message. " USTR-2019-0004


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