It is now mid-September, and we would like to update you on the following tariff items on Chinese manufactured glove products:
- September 1, 2019 – a 15% tariff was added to all inbound containers of nitrile exam gloves from China.
- October 1, 2019 (unofficially moved back to October 15, 2019) – There will be an increase on tariffs to 30% of items from List #3, which includes nitrile GP gloves and first aid kit empty boxes from China.
- December 15, 2019 – Vinyl exam and vinyl GP gloves will be assessed a 15% tariff for all Chinese manufactured products.
It is our understanding as of Friday, September 13, 2019, trade talks should resume between Chinese and United States negotiators either later this month or in October relative to all tariffs.
Of course, we will do our best to keep you updated. Right now, only inbound container prices are being affected by the tariffs.
At some point, prices on products from our distribution centers will be affected as well. We will update all our customers at the appropriate time.
We thank all of you for your patience as we navigate through these government-mandated tariff-related situations.