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Steer away from ongoing US-China Trade War - LaPlus TAA Compliant product line

United States tariffs on $34 billion of China goods came into effect on July 6, 2018. The tariffs apply to 818 Chinese goods, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

link to USTR press release: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/june/ustr-issues-tariffs-chinese-products

Announcing the tariffs in June, USTR said the first list of tariffs would target industrial goods, which include industries such as aerospace, information and communications technology, robotics, industrial machinery, new materials, and automobiles.

The list includes several subcategories under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems, or HS, a coding system that help to standardize the classification of goods around the world.

Here's the first list of $34 billion of goods broken down using the HS codes, via the USTR:


According to USTR, the first set contains 818 lines of the original 1,333 lines that were included on the proposed list published on April 6. These lines cover approximately $34 billion worth of imports from China. USTR has determined to impose an additional duty of 25 percent on these 818 product lines after having sought and received views from the public and advice from the appropriate trade advisory committees. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect the additional duties on July 6, 2018.

LaPlus notices that the first list includes most goods which are categorized in HS Code heading 8536, which is:

"Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (for example, switches, relays, fuses, surge suppressors, plugs, sockets, lamp-holders and other connectors, junction boxes), for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V; connectors for optical fibers, optical fiber bundles or cables:"

It means most of China made Structured Cabling products are included in the first list and an additional duty of 25 percent will be imposed when imported into U.S.

As an U.S. registered brand supplying structure cabling system connecting hardware to the market. LaPlus understands the anxiety the our clients would have when finding out that the products they are using might be affected by US-China trade war.

Instead of made in China, LaPlus TAA Compliant products are made in TAA designated country. LaPlus TAA Compliant products are including keystone jacks, patch panels, couplers, and wallplates. With high transmission performance from Cat5e, Cat6 to Cat6A and reliable component level quality, LaPlus TAA Compliant products will be your best choice to steer away from ongoing US-China trade conflict.