HTS Modified to Reflect Increased China 301 Tariffs

The U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) has been revised to reflect the increase in additional duties from 10 percent to 25 percent on imports of certain products from China.

The additional duties were imposed in a Section 301 action regarding China’s policies and practices related to the protection of U.S. intellectual property rights.

The new duties are effective on May 10, 2019.  The increase in duties was directed by the President and announced by the U.S. Trade Representative in a Federal Register notice published on May 9, 2019.

The additional duties apply to about 6,000 8-digit HTS subheadings and are provided for in headings 9903.88.03 and 9903.88.04 of the HTS.

Users can find these headings in HTS Chapter 99.