Editors note. The president wasn’t kidding. The process of raising tariffs on all Chinese imports has begun
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2019
Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs
Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action
Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding additional action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974:
“Earlier today, at the direction of the President, the United States increased the level of tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The President also ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion.”
The process for public notice and comment will be published shortly in the Federal Register. The details will be on the USTR website on Monday as we begin the process prior to a final decision on these tariffs.