Machinery used by aggregates operations is on a list of Chinese imports that will be subject to a 25 percent duty beginning July 6, 2018. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that classified hundreds of goods subject to the increased tariff.
The list includes seven entries under subheading 8474 which covers machines and equipment parts used in aggregate production (sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing and grinding. NSSGA submitted comments to the USTR requesting that subheading 8474 be exempted from the additional duties. This request was denied, and USTR is expected to publish the process for requesting an exemption in the next few weeks. The agency is also expected to open comments soon on additional 284 HTS codes being considered for a 25 percent duty.
“It’s frustrating to see additional economic burdens placed on the small businesses who help create our infrastructure system” said Ashley Amidon, senior director of legislative affairs. “NSSGA will continue to oppose any additional tariffs on the industry.”
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