United States – Tariff Measures on Certain Goods from China II
Request for Consultations by China
The following communication, dated 23 August 2018, from the delegation of China to the delegation of the United States, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.
My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the Government of the United States pursuant to Article 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), Article XXIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) concerning the tariffs measures that the United States accords to certain goods with the estimated trade value of approximately $16 billion originating from China.
The United States published the Notice of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation  in the Federal Register dated 16 August, according to which an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent has been imposed on the importing products of Chinese origin since 23 August, 2018. The additional duty is only applied to China's products and in excess of the United States's bound rates in its Schedule of Concessions and Commitments annexed to the GATT 1994.