Wonder how to check your import tariff for the US?

Dec 05, 2018

Tariff has not been an major concern for most businesses who export to the US or import to the US, until the Trump’s administration shift trade to a new new paradigm since 2016/2017.

Exporters who sell products to the US and US importers can now look up their HS Code at the following database.

https://hts.usitc.gov/

You should also make sure that you browse through the special China tariff list.

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/september/ustr-finalizes-tariffs-200

When you’ve done your analysis please still remember to work with an accredited customs broker to verify the classification, especially for innovation products that are new to your company or customs officers, because the customs may have a different point of view. In the past when it makes no difference in duty rate, it doesn’t really matter. Now the difference could be as much as 30% or so.