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U.S. Trade Representative Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports

The White House and the U.S. Trade Representative announced that they will move forward with tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, which includes tires and tire-related materials.

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The White House and the U.S. Trade Representative announced that they will move forward with tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, which includes tires.

The additional 10% tariff will be effective starting Sept. 24 and will increase to 25% by the start of 2019, according to a statement from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The list contains 5,745 full or partial lines of the original 6,031 tariff lines that were on a proposed list of Chinese imports announced July 10. Changes to the list were made after the USTR and the interagency Section 301 Committee received comments over a six-week period and testimony during a six-day public hearing in August.

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Below is a list of tire and tire-related products included in the upcoming tariff, according to the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB).

  • New pneumatic radial tires, of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
  • New pneumatic tires excluding radials, of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
  • New pneumatic radial tires, of rubber, of a kind used on buses or trucks
  • New pneumatic tires excluding radials, of rubber, of a kind used on buses or trucks
  • New pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a kind used on motorcycles
  • New pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a kind used on bicycles
  • New pneumatic tires of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines New pneumatic tires of a kind used on construction, mining or industrial handling vehicles and machines having a herring‐bone or similar tread
  • New pneumatic tires of a kind used on construction, mining or industrial handling vehicles and machines having a radial tread
  • New pneumatic tires of a kind used on construction, mining or industrial handling vehicles and machines, other
  • New pneumatic tires, of a kind NESOI, have a herring‐bone or similar tread
  • New pneumatic tires, of a kind NESOI*, have a radial tread
  • New pneumatic tires, NESOI
  • Retreaded radial pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
  • Retreaded pnuematic tires (nonradials), of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
  • Retreaded pnuematic radial tires, of rubber, of a kind used on buses or trucks Retreaded pnuematic tires (nonradials), of rubber, of a kind used on buses or trucks Retreaded pneumatic
  • tires, of rubber, designed for certain agricultural or horticultural machinery
  • Retreaded pnuematic radial tires, of rubber, not elsewhere specified or included Used pneumatic tires of rubber, for aircraft
  • Solid or cushion tires of rubber
  • Interchangeable tire treads and tire flaps, of natural rubber, NESOI
  • Inner tubes of rubber, of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars), buses or trucks
  • Tire cord fabric of high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides
  • Tire cord fabric of high tenacity yarn of polyesters
  • Tire cord fabric of high tenacity yarns of viscose rayon
  • Woven fiberglass tire cord fabric of rovings of multiple sizes and types
  • Machinery for molding or otherwise forming rubber or plastics other than for molding or retreading pneumatic tires, NESOI

*= not elsewhere specified or included

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