U.S. Increases Tariffs On Chinese Imports
President Trump has ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to begin placing additional tariffs on Chinese imports under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 that are not already subject to these duties. The USTR indicated that "essentially all" imports from China not yet subject to Section 301 duties would be affected. Antidumping and countervailing duty orders are not affected.
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- Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action
- Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301 (PDF)
- Floor Daily: Chinese Tariffs Will Raise to 25% Tomorrow Unless Talks Progress
- Reuters: Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs