Dear Valued Customer,
August 10, 2020: CBP has announced today imported goods produced in Hong Kong “…may no longer be marked to indicate “Hong Kong” as their origin, but must be marked to indicate “China.”
CBP’s official announcement via the Federal Register is expected to be published tomorrow on August 11, 2020. The marking requirement is applicable as of July 29, 2020 but due to “commercial realities,” CBP is allowing for a transition period of 45 days from the official publication in the Federal Register, which would fall approximately on September 25, 2020.
Therefore, all importers are encouraged to work with their suppliers in Hong Kong to ensure country of origin marking compliance as China by that date.
As of today, there is no additional information whether products of Hong Kong would be subject to the same tariffs as China, but an administration official said last month that the Executive Order by the President does not provide for “new U.S. tariffs on goods from Hong Kong.”
We will continue to monitor for any additional developments affecting goods of Hong Kong between now and September 25.
Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions, please contact your nearest JJB representative.
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