Last month, the United States announced that tariffs would begin on all List #4 Chinese-manufactured imports effective September 1, 2019.
This is due to an impasse in negotiations between Chinese and U.S. negotiators relative to the current trade imbalance identified by the United States.
Then, this week, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Tuesday, August 13, the next steps in the process of imposing additional tariffs on over $300 billion in Chinese imports that were not on the previous 3 lists.
On further review, the USTR has removed select items based on health, safety, national security and other factors.
At this time, these items will not face additional tariffs of 10%. The remaining items have been segregated into two lists: Part A and Part B.
Part A List
The items on Part A will be faced with a 10% tariff effective on products landing in the U.S. beginning on September 1, 2019.
Chinese imports of nitrile exam gloves are on this listing.
Part B List
Items on Part B of the list #4 were determined to be delayed based on the USTR public hearing and comment process back in June.
These items included cell phones, laptops, video games consoles, certain toys, computer monitors, and select clothing and footwear (among other things).
Vinyl exam and vinyl general purpose gloves have been placed on this list. Part B’s effective tariff of 10% will be placed on these items starting December 15, 2019.
The USTR intends to conduct an exclusion process for products subject to the additional tariffs. Those dates have yet to be announced.
Tariffs & Gloves
More specifically, here are the products manufactured in China for Omni International and their respective tariff status as of today:
List 3 – Effective October 2018 for a 10% tariff and subsequently increased to a 25% tariff effective May 10, 2019.
- Nitrile General Purpose Gloves
List 4A – Effective September 1, 2019
- Nitrile Exam Gloves
List 4B – Effective December 15, 2019
- Vinyl Exam Gloves
- Vinyl General Purpose Gloves
For a complete product listing and/or questions pertaining to the USTR’s actions, contact your Omni sales representative or contact us directly.