U.S. Imposes 10 Percent Tariff on Certain Auto Glass Imported From China

Chinese materials used in the auto glass and glazing industries will be subject to a 10 percent tariff effective September 24, 2018. The Trump Administration announced a finalized list of $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods Monday. Starting January 1, 2019, the new tariffs will increase to 25 percent.

The tariff list includes:

  • Various float glass products;
  • Glass mirrors;
  • Glass frit; and
  • Laminated safety glass.

Toughened (tempered) safety glass, of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels are also affected. Laminated safety glass, windshields, of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels were mentioned, as well as laminated safety glass (other than windshields), of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels.

As a result of the latest trade, China retaliated with $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods including small aircraft, computers and textiles at a 5-percent rate and chemicals, meat, wheat and wine at a 10-percent rate. These tariffs will also go into effect September 24, 2018.

The President had commented that he would consider subjecting an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods to tariffs if China retaliated.

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5 Responses to U.S. Imposes 10 Percent Tariff on Certain Auto Glass Imported From China

  1. Robert Weeks says:

    Well the small minded orange man is now directly stealing money from our pockets in the name of protectionism. I’m sorry, I really don’t care where the glass comes from as long as I can get it cheap. Therefore I don’t care if an American glass factory has to shut down because they can’t cimoete.

    • Casey Brown Myers says:

      I just want cheap glass and I don’t care if Americans lose their jobs because of my desire for cheap glass… Who has the small mind??

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