Tariffs

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Generalized System of Preferences

The Generalized System of Preferences, which provides duty-free treatment for imports of thousands of products from more than 100 developing nations, expired Dec. 31, 2020. Certain goods are  subject to U.S. tariffs beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Designed to promote economic growth in the developing countries, the program is part of the Trade Act of 1974. It was implemented Jan.1, 1976 and supports U.S. manufacturing by reducing the cost of imported machinery, equipment and other goods. In 2019, it saved U.S. companies over $1 billion.

For more information about GSP, click here.

China Tariffs

The U.S. and China signed a phase one trade agreement on Jan. 15, 2020. Through this agreement, the U.S. has suspended some tariff increases and will roll back others with agreement on deal points from China.

-The tariffs on List 4A goods are subject to a 7.5% additional tariff effective February 14, 2020.
-There is no additional tariff for goods on List 4B.
-List 4A goods were previously subject to a 15% additional tariff rate prior to the Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement signed by the United States and China on Jan. 15, 2020.
-The United States will maintain 25 percent tariffs on List 1, 2, and 3 goods for the foreseeable future.

This spreadsheet created by our team provides a reference to all lists, post summary corrections and duty rates.

EU Tariffs and Effective Dates

European leaders and President Joe Biden are expected to commit to ending outstanding trade battles when they meet the week of June 14, 2021, potentially removing tariffs related to steel and aluminum before the end of the year. Read more.

March 2021, the USTR issued a determination to temporarily suspend additional duties on products of the United Kingdom (UK) under the Section 301 Large Civil Aircraft (LCA) Dispute. The suspension is effective for imports, or warehouse withdrawals for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. (EST) on March 4, 2021. Importers may submit post summary corrections on entry summaries submitted on or after March 4 to request a refund of the suspended UK duties.

In a joint statement released by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”), the U.S. and European Union (EU)  agreed to temporarily suspend the additional tariffs from the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute. Goods imported from EU countries, including dairy products and liquors, will temporarily not be subject to the additional 25 percent duties under Section 301. The temporary suspension will initially last four months.  USTR has not yet announced a specific date when the suspension on tariffs for EU goods will begin.  USTR plans to share that information in a forthcoming Federal Register notice.

For the most up to date information on EU Tariffs review this information from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.

Additional resources and information

Effective Feb. 8, the Section 232 additional tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10% on aluminum are being extended to derivative products that have seen a surge in imports. This duty applies to:

  • Aluminum derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Steel derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.

It’s being expanded to include:

  • nails, tacks (other than thumb tacks), drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of HTSUS heading 8305) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material (excluding such articles with heads of copper) that are (a) suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, threaded (described in subheading 7317.00.30) or (b) of one piece construction, whether or not made of round wire (described in HTSUS 7317.00.5503, 7317.00.5505, 7317.00.5507, 7317.00.5560, 7317.00.5580 or 7317.00.6560 only and not in other statistical reporting numbers of subheadings 7317.00.55 and 7317.00.65
  • bumper stampings of steel or aluminum, the foregoing comprising parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705 (described in HTSUS 8708.10.30)
  • body stampings of steel or aluminum, for tractors suitable for agricultural use (described in HTSUS 8708.29.21)
  • stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, including slings and similar articles, of aluminum and with steel core, not electrically insulated, fitted with fittings or made up into articles (described in HTSUS 7614.10.50)
  • stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, including slings and similar articles, of aluminum and not with steel core, not electrically insulated, that (a) comprise electrical conductors and are not fitted with fittings or made up into articles (described in HTSUS 7614.90.20), (b) do not comprise electrical conductors and are not fitted with fittings or made up into articles (described in HTSUS 7614.90.40), or (c) are fitted with fittings or made up into articles (described in HTSUS 7614.90.50)

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