US Introduces Requirement for Hong Kong Goods to Be Labeled Made in China


US Introduces Requirement for Hong Kong Goods to Be Labeled Made in China

PoliticMag Press Release : September 04, 2020

From November 9, 2020, all goods produced in Hong Kong must be labelled ‘Made in China’ when being marketed to consumers in the United States.


US Customs and Border Protections, part of the Department of Homeland Security, published the Federal Register notice – Country of Origin Marking of Products of Hong Kong – on August 11, 2020. The alteration follows President Trump’s Executive Order 13936 on Hong Kong Normalization.


Under the Federal Register notice, goods produced in Hong Kong must be marked ‘Made in China’. This rule only applies to marking requirements under 19 U.S.C. 1304 and it does not affect country of origin determinations for purposes of assessing ordinary duties under Chapters 1-97 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (UTSUS) or temporary or additional duties under Chapter 99 of the HTSUS. The new rule does not alter entry procedures and it does not change Hong Kong origin goods that qualify in relation to Outward Processing Arrangements (OPA).


Stakeholders should also be aware additional Section 301 China duties will not affect these products.


The Federal Register notice came with a 45-day transition period, meaning goods needed to conform to the new requirements from September 25, 2020. On August 21, 2020, this transition period was extended for a further 45-day period, until November 9, 2020.


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