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The Trade and Industry Department has set up a one-stop service platform (Tel: 2398 5405; Email: acr_reg@tid.gov.hk) on the latest developments of the United States' trade protectionist measures and the trade conflict between the US and the Mainland and its impact on the Hong Kong economy so as to keep in touch with the trade and disseminate information.
Major developments of the trade conflict between the US and the Mainland
US "Section 301 Investigation" Measures

The lists subject to additional tariffs of both the US and the Mainland are summarized below:-

US
  First List Second List Third List Fourth List
List 4A List 4B
Effective Date 6 July 2018 23 August 2018 24 September 2018 1 September 2019 15 December 2019
No. of Tariff Lines 818 279 5,745 3,232 555
Total Value of Products US$34 billion US$16 billion US$200 billion US$300 billion
Additional Tariff Level 25% 25% 25% 10%
Products excluded pursuant to exclusion request mechanism -
First List First batch, Second batch, Third batch, Fourth batch, Fifth batch, Sixth batch
Second List First batch
Third List First batch
 
Mainland
  First List Second List Third List
Effective Date 6 July 2018 23 August 2018 24 September 2018
No. of Tariff Lines 545 333 5,207
Total Value of Products US$34 billion US$16 billion US$60 billion
Additional Tariff Level 25% 25% 5% to 25%
Products granted temporary suspension from the additional tariffs -
211 tariff lines of vehicles and parts (Chinese only)
Products excluded pursuant to exclusion request mechanism -
To be announced
14 August 2019
5 August 2019
2 August 2019
30 July 2019
9 July 2019
20 June 2019
4 June 2019
3 June 2019
15 May 2019
15 May 2019
10 May 2019
9 May 2019
7 May 2019
18 April 2019
21 March 2019
26 February 2019
9 January 2019
28 December 2018
6 December 2018
28 November 2018
31 October 2018
4 October 2018
28 September 2018
27 September 2018
19 September 2018
18 September 2018
17 August 2018
8 August 2018
8 August 2018
2 August 2018
20 July 2018
16 July 2018
11 July 2018
9 July 2018
6 July 2018
19 June 2018
4 April 2018
23 March 2018
US "Section 232 Investigation" Tariff Measures for Imported Steel and Aluminium
11 June 2019
25 April 2018
20 March 2018
16 March 2018
9 March 2018
22 February 2018
Relevant responsive measures of the Mainland in the light of the US trade restrictive measures:
14 May 2019
14 May 2019
2 April 2019
17 December 2018
3 October 2018
19 September 2018
9 August 2018
6 August 2018
19 June 2018
6 April 2018
3 April 2018
26 March 2018
Various funding schemes and support services help companies improve their competitiveness and respond to changes and challenges in the business environment :
Funding Schemes

Trade and Industry Department:

Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation:
Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited:
Other Support
Other useful information
US
Steel Investigation
Aluminium Investigation
Section 232 Investigation on Steel and Aluminium - Information on the Exclusion and Objection Process
For submission of new exclusion requests on or after 13 June 2019 - New 232 Exclusions Portal
Section 232 Exclusions Portal User Guide
For review of exclusion results/ submission of objections, rebuttals and surrebuttals on exclusion requests made before 12 June 2019 – Steel Investigation and Aluminium Investigation
Frequently Asked Questions on Section 232 Steel and Aluminium Exclusions
Mainland China
US tariff schedule for goods entering the US: