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Developing your Section 301 Tariff Mitigation Strategy

Monday April 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
From KPMG TaxWatch

KPMG TaxWatch

On March 22, 2018, President Trump issued a memorandum authorizing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to take action against China in response to China’s alleged unfair trade practices identified during the USTR’s investigation pursuant to section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. On April 3, the USTR proposed a list of over 1,300 products across numerous industries that may potentially be subject to an additional tariff of 25 percent following a public comment period. Currently, it is unclear when the tariffs will be implemented.

During this Webcast, we discussed the Section 301 tariffs and how companies can develop a mitigation strategy. KPMG professionals discussed the next steps companies should consider today and how to prepare for these broad tariffs. Specifically, this Webcast covered the following:

―      Background on Section 301

―      Products subject to the tariffs and industry impact

―      Submitting comments on the proposed tariffs

―      Developing a mitigation strategy

―      Short and long term mitigation opportunities

―      Preparing for China’s potential retaliatory tariffs

To learn more about this topic, please access our recent articles:

―     2018 Tariff Update and Impact Analysis

―     Section 301 Update and Impact Analysis

Amie Ahanchian

Managing Director, Trade & Customs Services, KPMG LLP

George Zaharatos

Principal - Trade & Customs Services, KPMG LLP