Tariffs Fail To Floor Vinyl Tile Buyers as New Round of Exemptions Granted — Panjiva


Tariffs Fail To Floor Vinyl Tile Buyers as New Round of Exemptions Granted

China 2102 Cons. Discr. - Durables 182 Materials - Construction 82 South Korea 445 Tariffs 1455 U.S. 3844

The U.S. government has granted another 42 requests for exemptions from so-called “list 3” tariffs on Chinese exports, covering 31 products and 28 companies. Gaining exemptions is still a hit-and-miss affair with just 5.9% of list 3 decisions leading to an exemption and a further 27,255 cases yet to be adjudicated on. The most valuable product category in the latest round is vinyl flooring, where total U.S. imports were $3.10 billion in the 12 months to Sept. 30. China represented 88.5% of the total. Unusually, imports have surged 13.2% higher year over year despite the tariffs, though s...

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