May 15 ECIA Newsletter

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The Latest on Tariffs - Part 1; ECIA COO and General Counsel Robin B. Gray, Jr.

Keeping up with tariffs has become a key area of ECIA's focus. Members should log into MyECIA regularly to access details on the latest developments and links to important information. 
The U.S. has increased the Section 301 tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods imported from China. This action raises the current tariff on List 3 goods from 10% to 25%.  The increase is effective May 10 except for goods that were exported/shipped prior to May 10 as long as these products enter the U.S. prior to June 1.  Customs & Border Protection (CBP) created a new code (9903.88.09) to cover these shipments. New CBP guidance may be found at the links below. Products in foreign trade zones (FTZ) will pay the tariff in effect at the time the product was admitted into the FTZ.
Note that this is not a new tariff or a new list of goods. The tariffs on List 1 and 2 goods/products remain unchanged (Members should log in and check for more information about Lists 1 and 2 tariffs.)
Click here for List 3 goods/products.
Click here  for the latest Customs & Border Protection (CBP) news release regarding increased tariffs.
Click here for CBP FAQs regarding China tariffs.

The Latest on Tariffs - Part 2; New China Tariff List Proposed

The Administration has proposed a new list (List 4) of goods/products subject to a tariff of up to 25%.  The proposed tariff applies to approximately $300 billion on goods/products not included in previous lists.  List 4 adds few electronic components, since most components were included in the previous lists.  The proposed tariffs would take effect on or after June 24.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is seeking public comment on the proposed list.  Written comments should be submitted by June 17.

For more information about the submission of comments and the goods/products included in List 4, click here.

"EDS Made Easy" Inaugural Session Was a Big Hit with Show Newcomers

Attendees had a chance to learn some critical tips from their peers during the inaugural session of "EDS Made Easy". Walter Tobin, ERA and Bill Bradford, ECIA moderated a panel of industry veterans that shared stories of past EDS events while fielding questions and sharing lessons learned about where to hold meetings, how far in advance meetings are scheduled, what makes a successful EDS, and how it compares to other shows. The session should be on every EDS newcomer's schedule!

ECIA's Executive Conference Has Terrific Sponsor Support

Sponsors know that their support of this premiere industry conference ensures we offer an exceptional opportunity to connect with peers while learning from thought leaders on topics of importance to their business. Thank you to these generous sponsors who have pledged their support!

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Did You Know? ECIA Monitors Many Industry Issues

ECIA tracks updates on a number of industry issues - from Prop 65 to tariffs. Click the Industry Issues tab on  Most recently added was a link to results of an ECIA survey on how customers were accepting the tariffs on the import of certain electronic components from China. These pages are members-only, please log in to review.