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Dear AHEC Members,

 

Many of you saw in the media just before Christmas  that China published a list of tariff cuts on December 23rd that included several forest products categories (HS Codes beginning with Chapter “44”) but did not include hardwood lumber (Chapter 4407….) or Hardwood Logs (Chapter 4403—).

AHEC has been in contact with the US Embassy in Beijing and can now confirm that this list represents changes to China’s overall tariff rates to ALL of it’s WTO member trading partners (Most Favored Nations or “MFNs”) and does not specifically address the retaliatory tariffs placed on US goods as part of the trade war.

If and when the “Phase 1” portion of the rumored bilateral trade deal is confirmed and signed, we can expect to see adjustments to China’s retaliatory tariffs aimed at the US and, hopefully, specific reductions for US hardwoods products.

Attached to this email is the list of Forest Products included in the global reduction announced by China on December 23rd with the HS codes translated to English for your reference by the US Embassy in Beijing, and below is a link to the original Chinese list: (in Chinese)

http://gss.mof.gov.cn/gzdt/zhengcefabu/201912/P020191220564315355326.pdf

Click here for the list in English.

As always, we keep you up to date on any changes as they occur.

 

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and we all have a much better New Year in 2020.

 

MICHAEL S SNOW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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