On May 10, the United States will increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Trade talks between China and the U.S. were taking place to avoid the increase, but those talks have since deteriorated.
The tariff increase will include those on List 3. Also, as per page 5 of the Notice of Modification of Section 301 action released on May 8:
1) the effective date for Section 301 duties is the date when goods are entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, AND
2) (new criteria) goods also exported to the U.S. on or after May 10, 2019.
The U.S. government is implementing the increase under Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974, which authorizes the president to take action, including retaliation, to “obtain the removal of any act, policy, or practice of a foreign government that violates an international trade agreement or is unjustified, unreasonable, or discriminatory, and that burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.”
Since last year, the U.S. government has imposed $250 billion worth of tariffs on a wide range of goods from China, with Beijing answering in kind with $110 billion of tariffs on American products.
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