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List 3 Tariff Exclusions

The American Lighting Association (ALA) is tracking all lighting-related tariff exclusions granted from List 3.

More List 3 Exclusion Requests Granted

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) continues to process the exclusion requests submitted for List 3.

List 4b Tariffs

As we close out 2019, there is still much uncertainty about what will happen with List 4b. Currently slated to take effect this coming Sunday, Dec. 15, List 4b will add an additional 15-percent duty on covered goods coming from China. Ceiling fans and finished good LEDs are included on List 4b.

Tariff Update

Late last week, the USTR issued a statement that exclusion requests for products on List 4A will be accepted, beginning Oct. 31. Requests must be submitted using USTR’s Exclusions Process Portal.

Tariff Update: Changes Coming to Lists 1, 2 and 3 & List 3 Exclusion Process

Today, the USTR released President Trump’s latest directives regarding the Section 301 Lists 1, 2 and 3 ($250 billion worth of goods). The official notice should be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Tariff Update: Changes Coming to List 4

On Friday, the USTR will publish President Trump’s latest directives regarding the List 4 tariffs in the Federal Register.

List 3 Tariff Alert

Today, President Trump escalated his trade war with China, amending the current tariff schedule.

USTR Delays Tariffs on Ceiling Fans and LEDs

Earlier today, the USTR announced the next steps of implementing the additional 10 percent tariff on goods coming from China worth $300 billion, also known as List 4.

List 4 Tariff Update

President Trump just tweeted that he is imposing a 10% tariff for List 4, which will take effect Sept. 1, 2019.

Jacobson Testifies Before Section 301 Committee

On behalf of the membership, Eric Jacobson, president and CEO of ALA, testified earlier today before the Section 301 Committee in Washington, DC. His message was simple and direct: the lighting industry is overwhelmingly opposed to tariffs.

List 4 Tariff Update - Testify at Public Hearing

Tariffs are bad for business and now is a great time to take action. Outlined below are several opportunities to engage in the tariff issue:

List 3 Tariff Update

Late on Friday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) put out a release stating that the increase for the List 3 tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent, scheduled to take place on June 1, has been delayed until June 15. USTR had provided a “grace period” for shipments that were made prior to the May 10 tariff increase but wouldn’t arrive until June 1.

USTR Update

Yesterday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed a 25% tariff on the remaining $300 million worth of goods coming from China, also known as List 4. Specific to the lighting industry, List 4 includes two notable HTS codes:

The Latest on Tariffs

The Trump administration is moving quickly to raise tariffs on products coming from China. This includes lighting, ceiling fan and control products. 
 

Trade Talks with China Resume

Over the next two days senior government officials from the U.S. and China will convene for trade talks in Washington, D.C. This second round of negotiations will test the resolve of the Trump administration, who outlined the structural changes China would need to make in order to address U.S. concerns over forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft three weeks ago at the previous round of lower level talks in Beijing.

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