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USTR publishes final list of products affected by the fourth round of Section 301 tariffs

List includes member products, says AHRI

| | Aug 22, 2019 | 3:03 pm
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ARLINGTON, Virginia, United States, 22 August 2019: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice on August 20 announcing the final list of products affected by the fourth round of Section 301 tariffs, AHRI said through a Press release. The USTR split the fourth list into Annex A and Annex C, formerly referred to as “List 4A” and “List 4B”. On August 15, the Chinese Ministry of Finance stated in a formal statement (Chinese) that it “will have to adopt necessary countermeasures” in retaliation to the US action, the release said.

According to the release, Annex A contains products that will be subject to a 10% tariff, starting September 1, 2019. AHRI identified the following member products as affected:

  • 8403.10.00 — Central heating boilers (other than those of heading 8402)
  • 8403.90.00 — Parts of central heating boilers (other than those of heading 8402)
  • 8415.90.40 — Chassis, chassis bases, and other outer cabinets for air conditioning machines
  • 8415.90.80 — Parts for air conditioning machines, not elsewhere specified or indicated
  • 8416.10.00 — Furnace burners for liquid fuel
  • 8416.20.00 — Furnace burners for pulverised solid fuel or gas, including combination burners
  • 8516.10.00 — Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters

According to the release, Annex C contains products that will be subject to a 10% tariff, starting December 15, 2019. AHRI identified the following member products as affected:

  • 2903.39.20 – Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons, NESOI (not elsewhere specified or indicated)
  • 2903.77.00 – Other acyclic hydrocarbon derivatives, perhalogenated only with fluorine and chlorine

Members are encouraged to review the USTR’s full fourth round tariff list (Annex A, Annex C) to ensure a complete analysis, the release said.

Unlike other rounds of Section 301 tariffs, the release said, the notice does not waive tariffs on products already in transit when the tariffs go into effect. The USTR confirmed, however, that there will be a tariff exclusion process, details for which will be released via a separate Federal Register notice. AHRI said through the release that it would alert members, once it is published.


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