Section 301 News: Trump Raises Tariffs to 30%

Posted on August 27, 2019

On August 23rd, President Trump announced that he will continue to increase tariffs on goods from China. Subsequently, the USTR announced that the tariffs currently in place will be raised to 30% effective October 1. 

As for lists 4A and 4B, they will now be increased to 15% effective Sept 1 and Dec 15 respectively.

Latest Tariff Increase Schedule

List Current Rate New Proposed Rate Effective Date 
125%30%October 1, 2019
225%30%October 1, 2019
325%30%October 1, 2019 
4A610%15%September 1, 2019
4B10%15%December 15, 2019

This is widely viewed as the President’s response to Beijing increasing its own tariffs on more goods from the U.S.  Aside from just increasing the tariffs, Trump also tweeted the following:

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

These changes will be published in the Federal Register as soon as possible.

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