Tariff Delay Impacts Certain Housewares Categories

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.

On Tuesday, August 13, the Trump Administration said it would delay the tariff on select products that were to go into effect on September 1 on $300 billion worth of items made in China.

Among the housewares products impacted by the delay are bone china, ceramic table and kitchenware, glassware, cutlery, fans and microwave ovens. (See the full list.)

Other items impacted by the delay are cell phones, laptop computers, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors and certain items of footwear and clothing.

Many of the products included in the delay are items that could be highly giftable during the holiday season.

Despite the delay, there remains a broad selection of products that will be hit with a 10% tariff on September 1.

In addition, the USTR said certain products are being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors and will not face the tariff. A list of those items was not immediately available.