The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has reinstated tariff exclusions on some Chinese-produced furniture.
The tariff exclusions had expired on 31 Dec 2021, but was recently reinstated and are retroactive to 21 Oct 2021 through 31 Dec 2022.
According to the USTR notice, some of the residential furniture products that have been placed back on the exclusion list include, but are not limited to:
- Upholstered seats with wooden frames other than chairs, not of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials, each measuring at least 144cm but no more than 214cm in width, at least 81cm but no more than 89cm in height and at least 81cm but not more than 163cm in depth
- Parts of chairs of unfinished plywood, including bodies, legs and arms
- Household furniture of metal and high-pressure laminated bamboo, other than ironing boards, furniture for infants or children or bed frames
- Household furniture of high-pressure laminated bamboo, other than babies’ or children’s furniture
- Unassembled upholstered chairs with metal frames, other than household chairs, with seats and backs having a shell of plastics or wood and measuring at least 48cm but not more than 61cm in width
- Unassembled non-upholstered chairs with metal frames (other than household chairs) with seats and backs having a shell of plastics or wood and measuring at least 48cm but not more than 61cm in width