Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

05/10/2019

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding additional action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974:

“Earlier today, at the direction of the President, the United States increased the level of tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The President also ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion.”

The process for public notice and comment will be published shortly in the Federal Register. The details will be on the USTR website on Monday as we begin the process prior to a final decision on these tariffs.

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Section 301 Tariffs will increased from 10% to 25% at 12:01 am May 10, 2019

Tariff List (83 FR 47974 as amended and modified by 83 FR 49153)

Note: All products that are classified in the 8-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States (HTS) that are listed in Part 1 of this Annex are covered by the action. Products that are
listed in Part 2 of this Annex are partially covered by the action. The product descriptions that are
contained in this Annex are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended to delimit in
any way the scope of the proposed action. Any questions regarding the scope of particular HTS
subheadings should be referred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In the product descriptions, the
abbreviation “nesoi” means “not elsewhere specified or included”.

Fasteners, Screws & Bolts are definitely on the new tariff list. This is not the complete list but most of what affects our industry.

9606.10.40 Press-fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs and pts thereof, valued n/o 20

cents/dozen pieces or parts

9606.10.80 Press-fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs and pts thereof, valued o/20

cents/dozen pieces or parts

9607.11.00 Slide fasteners, fitted with chain scoops of base metal

9607.19.00 Slide fasteners, not fitted with chain scoops of base metal

9607.20.00 Parts of slide fastener

7316.00.00 Iron or steel, anchors, grapnels and parts thereof

7317.00.20 Iron or steel, nails, tacks, corrugated nails, staples & similar arts., not threaded,

suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools

7317.00.30 Iron or steel, nails, tacks, corrugated nails, staples & similar arts., threaded, suitable

for use in powder-actuated hand tools

7317.00.55 Iron or steel, nails, tacks, corrugated nails, staples & similar arts., of one piece

construction, made of round wire, nesoi

7317.00.65 Iron or steel, nails, tacks, corrugated nails, staples & similar arts., of one piece

construction, not made of round wire, nesoi

7317.00.75 Iron or steel, nails, tacks, corrugated nails, staples & similar arts., of two or more

pieces, nesoi

7318.11.00 Iron or steel, coach screws

7318.12.00 Iron or steel, wood screws (o/than coach screws)

7318.13.00 Iron or steel, screw hooks and screw rings

7318.14.10 Iron or steel, self-tapping screws, w/shanks or threads less than 6 mm in diameter

7318.14.50 Iron or steel, self-tapping screws, w/shanks or threads 6 mm or more in diameter

7318.15.20 Iron or steel, bolts and bolts & their nuts or washers, imported in the same shipment

7318.15.40 Iron or steel, machine screws (o/than cap screws), 9.5 mm or more in length and 3.2

mm in diameter

7318.15.50 Iron or steel, threaded studs

7318.15.60 Iron or steel, screws and bolts, nesoi, having shanks or threads less than 6 mm in

diameter

7318.15.80 Iron or steel, screws and bolts, nesoi, having shanks or threads 6 mm or more in

diameter

7318.19.00 Iron or steel, threaded articles similar to screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws & screw

hooks, nesoi

7318.21.00 Iron or steel, spring washers and other lock washers

7318.22.00 Iron or steel, washers (o/than spring washers and other lock washers)

7318.23.00 Iron or steel, rivets

7318.24.00 Iron or steel, cotters and cotter pins

7415.10.00 Copper or iron/steel w/heads of copper, nails and tacks, drawing pins, staples and

similar articles

7415.21.00 Copper, washers (including spring washers)

7415.29.00 Copper, rivets, cotters, cotter pins and similar non-threaded articles (o/than washers)

7415.33.05 Copper screws for wood

7415.33.10 Muntz or yellow metal copper bolts

7415.33.80 Screws (other than wood screws), bolts (other than Muntz or yellow metal) and nuts,

of copper, threaded, nesoi

7415.39.00 Copper, screw hooks and other threaded articles, nesoi

7616.10.10 Aluminum, nails, tacks and staples

7616.10.30 Aluminum, rivets

7616.10.50 Aluminum, cotters and cotter pins

7616.10.70 Aluminum, screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, washers and similar articles w/shanks,

threads, or holes o/6 mm in diameter

7616.10.90 Aluminum, screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, washers and similar articles w/shanks,

threads or holes 6 mm or less in diameter

8202.10.00 Hand saws, and base metal parts thereof (except blades)

8202.20.00 Band saw blades

8202.31.00 Circular saw blades (including slitting or slotting saw blades), w/working part of steel

8202.39.00 Circular saw blades (including slitting or slotting saw blades), with working part of

o/than steel, & base metal parts thereof

8202.40.30 Chain saw blades & base metal parts thereof, w/cutting parts cont. o/0.2% of Cr, Mo

or W, or o/0.1% of V

8202.40.60 Chain saw blades and base metal parts thereof, nesoi

8202.91.30 Hacksaw blades for working metal

8202.91.60 Straight saw blades for working metal (o/than hacksaw blades), and base metal parts

thereof

8202.99.00 Saw blades nesoi, and base metal parts thereof

8203.10.30 Files, rasps and similar tools, n/o 11 cm in length

8203.10.60 Files, rasps and similar tools, o/11 cm but n/o 17 cm in length

8203.10.90 Files, rasps and similar tools, o/17 cm in length

8203.20.20 Base metal tweezers

8203.20.40 Slip joint pliers

8203.20.60 Pliers (including cutting pliers but not slip joint pliers), pincers and similar tools

8203.20.80 Base metal parts of pliers (including cutting pliers), pincers, tweezers and similar tools

8203.30.00 Metal cutting shears and similar tools, and base metal parts thereof

8203.40.30 Pipe cutters, bolt cutters, perf. punches & similar tools, w/cutting parts o/0.2% Cr, Mo

or W, or o/0.1% V & base metal pts.

8203.40.60 Pipe cutters, bolt cutters, perforating punches and similar tools, nesoi, and base metal

parts thereof

8204.11.00 Hand-operated non-adjustable spanners and wrenches, and base metal parts thereof

8204.12.00 Hand-operated adjustable spanners and wrenches, and base metal parts thereof

8204.20.00 Socket wrenches, with or without handles, drives and extensions, and base metal

parts thereof

8205.10.00 Drilling, threading or tapping tools, and base metal parts thereof

8205.20.30 Hammers and sledge hammers, with heads not over 1.5 kg each, and base metal parts

thereof

8205.20.60 Hammers and sledge hammers, with heads over 1.5 kg each, and base metal parts

thereof

8205.30.30 Planes, chisels, gouges etc. for working wood, over 0.2% chromium, molybdenum or

tungsten, or over 0.1% vanadium, base metal parts thereof

8205.30.60 Planes, chisels, gouges and similar cutting tools for working wood, nesoi, and base

metal parts thereof

8205.40.00 Screwdrivers and base metal parts thereof

 

See Full List 

 

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