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USTR Holds Public Hearings on Proposed Section 301 Tariff List

Thursday, August 2, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held public hearings July 24-25 regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S. stemming from its Section 301 investigation into China’s industrial and intellectual property policies. The U.S. on July 6 levied 25 percent tariffs on 818 Chinese imports worth approximately $34 billion as a result of the Section 301 investigation’s findings. China retaliated with 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of U.S. imports, including imports of U.S. pork to the country. The U.S. is soon expected to make a determination regarding the proposed tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese imports.

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