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China retaliates to US with new tariffs on American goods including wood products
9th August 2018

China retaliates to US with new tariffs on American goods including wood products

On 3rd August, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued a new list of US goods subject for tariff. The list includes a wide range of timber and timber products including logs, lumber, OSB, sheet materials, veneers etc. with tariff increase between 5 – 25%. The list affects $60 billion worth of US goods and tariff.

However, the implementation date is TO BE determined.

Source: http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201808/t20180803_2980950.html [only available in Chinese]

 

Subject to 25% tariff increase:
  • 44031100 Softwood logs treated with paints, stains, preservatives, etc
  • 44032110 Pinus koraiensis and Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44032130 Larch logs with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44032400 Other fir and spruce logs, section sizes below 15 cm
  • 44123300 Other at least one surface layer is the following non-coniferous wood: eucalyptus, ash, and Cyclobalanopsis (mountain) Oak, birch, cherry, chestnut, elm, elm, pecan, horse chestnut, elm, Maple, eucalyptus (oak), sycamore, poplar, locust, gooseberry or walnut veneer Plywood
  • 44039100 Beech logs
  • 44039500 Birch logs with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44039700 poplar logs
  • 44039800 Beech logs
  • 44039980 Other unlisted temperate non-coniferous logs
  • 44039990 Other unnamed non-coniferous logs
  • ….

 

Subject to 20% tariff increase
  • 44031200 Non-coniferous logs processed with paints, stains, preservatives, etc.
  • 44032240 Douglas fir logs with a cross-section of 15 cm or less
  • 44032290 Other pine logs, with a cross-section of 15 cm or less
  • 44032300 Fir and spruce logs, with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44032600 Other softwood logs, with a cross-section of 15 cm or less
  • 44039960 North American hardwood hardwood logs
  • 44071130 Douglas fir thick sheet, longitudinal sawing, slitting, cutting, whether flattened, sanded or finger knot
  • Combined, thickness exceeds 6mm
  • 44071190 Other thick planks of pine wood, longitudinally sawing, slitting, cutting, whether or not planing, sanding or fingering
  • Combined, thickness exceeds 6mm
  • 44071900 Other coniferous wood thick plates, longitudinal sawing, slitting, cutting, whether or not planed, sanded or
  • combined, thickness over 6mm
  • 44079400 Cherry wood board, longitudinal sawing, slitting, planing, whether flattened, sanded or smashed,
  • Thickness over 6mm
  • 44079500 Ash wood board, longitudinal sawing, slitting, cutting, whether flattened, sanded or smashed,
  • Thickness over 6mm

 

Subject to 10% tariff increase:

No timber products.

 

Subject to 5% tariff increase:
  • 44032140 Douglas fir logs with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44032500 Other coniferous logs, with a cross-section of 15 cm or more
  • 44079930 North American hardwood wood board, longitudinal sawing, slitting, planing, whether flattened, sanded or
  • combined, thickness over 6mm
  • 44089019 Other sheets for wooden veneers, no matter whether planed, sanded or finger jointed, not exceeding the thickness
  • 6mm, except for multi-layer boards such as plywood

 

[Read also: China retaliates; $60 billion in tariffs include wood products on Woodworking Network]