CBP: Goods from Hong Kong to be Marked With China as Origin Country

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that Hong Kong-made products imported to the United States will have to be marked “Made in China” as the country of origin starting September 25.

This announcement represents a huge impact on Hong Kong’s already struggling economy, and it comes as a result of President Trump’s executive order suspending the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, on which the U.S. treated Hong Kong as a separate customs territory from mainland China.

CBP is granting a 45-day grace period for importers to apply these changes, which will affect goods entered or withdrawn for consumption on or after September 25.

“This change also raises concerns that goods produced or substantially transformed in Hong Kong will be treated as having originated in China for purposes of the Section 301 tariffs the U.S. currently levies against products of China.” said trade specialists Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.

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