A variety of housewares and home products are included on a list of items that will see a 10% tariff delayed until mid-December, documents from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) show.
Following the recent imposition of 25% tariffs on $200 billion worth of products made in China, questions are being raised by some in the housewares industry as to the exact timing of when the surcharge was officially in place.
A new round of tariffs put in place on Friday, May 10, by the United States is raising concerns with retailers and trade groups as the retail planning process for the 2019 holiday season begins.
With President Trump saying he plans to both increase and broaden tariffs on goods from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see unusually high levels the remainder of this spring and through the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The International Housewares Association is speaking out against the latest round of tariffs being proposed by the Trump Administration, with the IHA’s chairman labeling the new tariffs now being discussed as potentially “disruptive.”