The Government of the United States will begin charging an extra duty of 25% on several goods originating from China imported into the U.S. on or after 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time on July 6, 2018.

Canadian exporters should note that the new tariff will apply to Chinese goods that have been customs cleared or bonded-warehoused in Canada and are subsequently exported to the U.S.

The duty is in retaliation to “acts, policies, and practices” by the Government of China which, according tot the United States Trade Representative, are “unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce.”

The list of affected products covers 1,102 separate U.S. tariff lines valued at approximately (US)$50 billion in 2018 trade values.

It generally focuses on products from industrial sectors such as aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, new materials, and automobiles.

Additional information is available in this document from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection