27-12-2019

On 20 December 2019, United States issued a circular to consult the public on whether to extend the second batch of products excluded from 25% tariffs imposed on Mainland products. Highlights are as follows:

    1. consultation focus: the second batch of product exclusions for “List 1” will expire on 25 March 2020. The United States Trade Representative Office will consider extending certain exclusions for up to 12 months;
    2. submission period: commenters shall complete Form A, while US importers and purchasers shall complete Form B and submit it via www.regulations.gov (docker number: USTR-2019-0024); and
    3. consultation period: from 15 January 2020 to 15 February 2020.

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

For enquiries, please contact Miss KY Ho of TID at 2398 5405.

For details, please see:

TID’s Commercial Information Circular No. 926/2019
https://www.tid.gov.hk/english/aboutus/tradecircular/cic/americas/2019/ci9262019.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/english/aboutus/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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