On May 29th, the White House announced the renewal of plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. Just last week, the Section 301 tariffs were tabled while the countries negotiated. This link provides a comprehensive list of the affected products https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf.
The Trump Administration announced that the final tariff list will be published June 15th, and “tariffs will be imposed on those imports July 6th 2018.” All GPS products that Novotech sells are affected by this tariff. We have product in stock at our US facilities but this product will run out and Novotech will have no choice but to charge the tariff.
If you order GPS from Novotech it is possible that you will have to take additional steps at the border in order to effect payment to the "U S Customs and Border Protection”
Below is specific information on payment of Sec
301 “Unfair Trade Practice” duties on imports from China.
On April 3, 2018, President Trump announced his intention to issue “special duties” under Section 301 of the trade act of 1974, for importation of certain articles of Chinese origin. On June 15th, the USTR released a final list of 818 effected tariff numbers for which the “special duties” will become effective on July 6th. An addition group of 284 tariff numbers was also released, but must undergo further review. Section 301 of the Trade Act allows the imposition of “special duties” in cases where countries engage in unfair trade practices with regards to importations of U.S. origin goods and materials. Duty rates for the affected goods will be 25% and are in addition to any currently applicable duties, taxes or fees.
The effected and proposed tariffs may be review via the links noted below:
Effective July 6, 2018 https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%201.pdf
Proposed tariffs under review https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List%202.pdf
We regret the inconvenience, but strongly recommend that you maintain records on the Tariffs and look for the drawbacks that may be available upon export of your products.