31-10-2019

On 28 October 2019, US issued a circular to consult the public on whether to extend the first batch of products excluded from 25% tariffs imposed on Mainland products. Highlights are as follows:

    1. consultation focus: the first batch of product exclusions for “Listing 1” will expire on 28 December 2019. The US Trade Representative Office will consider extending the exclusion for 12 months;
    2. submission method: commenters shall complete Form A, while US importer and purchasers shall complete Form B and submit it electronically via www.regulations.gov (docket number: USTR-2019-0019); and
    3. consultation period: from 1 to 30 November 2019.

Details of all lists can be found at the Hong Kong SAR Government Trade and Industry Department (TID)’s one-stop service platform.

For enquiries, please contact Miss KY Ho of TID (2398 5405 or 2398 5282).

For details, please see:
TID’s Commercial Information Circular No. 781/2019
https://www.tid.gov.hk/english/aboutus/tradecircular/cic/americas/2019/ci7812019.html

Federal Register Notice
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Request_for_Comments_Concerning_the_Extension_of_Particular_Exclusions.pdf

TID’s One-stop Service Platform
https://www.tid.gov.hk/tc_chi/aboutus/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

 

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