The US Trade Representative has posted the proposed Federal Register notice announcing the process for the proposed List 4 goods proposed under the China section 301 tariffs.You can view the draft Federal Register notice here.   The notice will be officially published in the Federal Register this week.The proposed 25% tariffs cover approximately $300 billion worth of imports from China. This represents, almost everything that is not already subject to the additional 301 tariffs.

The USTR will hold a public hearing on June 17th. Members wishing to testify or offer written comments should be aware of the below dates:

June 10, 2019: Due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing.

June 17, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments.

June 17, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW Washington DC 20436 that begins at 9:30 a.m.

Seven days after the last day of the public hearing: Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments.

Members who require more information on the process for submitting comments or testifying can contact the association office for details and assistance.
We will post the final Federal Register notice once published.

Additionally, the USTR issues the following notice with further clarification on the application of increased duties announced last week to list 3 items:  List 3 update

Finally, the administration announced that President Trump will meet with President Xi during the G-20 Summit at the end of June. A final decision on the List 4 tariffs will likely not be made before that meeting, but could come soon after.

We will continue to update members as we learn more

Best Regards
Gemini Shippers Group