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Good news ? out of the latest tariff proposals

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Good news ? out of the latest tariff proposals
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:26 AM

In the past few weeks the talking heads on the news surmised that among the items to be included in the proposed $200B tariff plan from China would be a 25% tax applied to "toys".

The list was released yesterday. 

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf

I searched through it using keywords: plastic, poly, polystyrene, model, hobby, toy, etc.  I got no significant hits WRT our hobby materials.  What I did find were some items regardings paints.

3208.10.00  Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on polyesters in a nonaqueous medium

3208.20.00  Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on acrylic or vinyl polymers in a nonaqueous medium

3208.90.00  Paints and varnishes based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers nesoi, in a nonaqueous medium

3209.10.00  Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on acrylic or vinyl polymers in an aqueous medium

3209.90.00  Paints and varnishes based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers nesoi, in an aqueous medium.

Tools, knives, files, sandpapers, were also included (trouble for Harbor Freight?)

Looks like the hobby may have dodged a bullet.   I do not believe that there is a significant hobby paint line with an origin in China.  Mr. Hobby/CSI Creos is Japan based.  Vallejo/AK/Ammo are Europe based.

FWIW, the term NESOI is a trade acronym meaning Not Elsewhere Specified Or Included.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:14 AM

SHHHHHHHHH.....keep it down, they'll hear you......

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:15 AM

Interesting information! Definitely going to hit Harbor Freight pretty hard. 

Chad

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