AmericanHort Comments on Two Agency Moves Affecting Plant Trade

Craig Regelbrugge June 24 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has proposed a fourth list of imported items from China that are likely to be subject to retaliatory tariffs, unless the ongoing trade dispute with China is resolved.  Imports of these “list 4” items represent an estimated $300 billion in annual imports.  If the proposal is finalized, they would be subject to a 25 percent punitive tariff.
List 4 contains harmonized tariff system subheadings in the 0602 group, which includes live plants and plant propagative materials in various forms.  AmericanHort filed