On September 18, the State Council Customs Tariff Commission announce to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move since September 24. The import taxes would range in rates from 5 percent to 25 percent.
In the list of goods subjects to tariffs, a total of 25 categories of aviation commodities were involved. In addition to clearly labeling aircraft-related taxable goods, there are also some spare parts on the list, including screws, springs, radio equipment, displays, Cathode ray displays, automatic controllers, etc.
Aerochine threw together a list of 25 categories of aviation commodities subjects to tariffs:
PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO 5 PCT TARIFF
Solid or cushion tire of rubber, used on aircraft
Inner tubes of rubber, used on aircraft
Ignition magnetos, magneto dynamos, magnetic flywheels for locomotives, aircraft or ships
Distributors, ignition coils for locomotives, aircraft or ships
Other generators for locomotives, aircraft or ships
Parts of the equipment of heading No.85.11 used for locomotives, aircraft or ships
Tungsten halogen for locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft or ships
Other filament lamps, For locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft or ships
Fluorescent, hot cathode for locomotives and rollingstock, aircraft or ships
Other discharge lamps for locomotives and rollingstock, aircraft or ships
Airplane charging vehicles (frequency 400Hz)
Helicopters of an unladen weight not exceeding 2 tons
Airplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight not exceeding 2000kg
Airplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 2000 kg but not exceeding 15000 kg
Other aircraft, spacecraft components and parts
Parts and accessories of parachutes
Aircraft launching gear and parts thereof
PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO 10 PCT TARIFF
New pneumatic tires of rubber, used on aircraft
Toughened(tempered)safety glass, used in spacecraft or vessels
Laminated safety glass, of other size and shape suitable for incorporation in aircraft spacecraft or vessels
Spark-ignition engines, of an output not exceeding 298kW
Helicopters of an unladen weight exceeding 2000 kg but not exceeding 7000 kg
PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO 20 PCT TARIFF
Retreaded tires of rubber used on aircrafts
Balloons and dirigibles; and other non-powered aircraft
Seats for aircraft
*Reference: "Announcement of the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Imposing Additional Tariffs on Certain Imports (Second Group) Originating in the United States" Annex 2: Additional Tariffs on Certain Imports Originating in the United States - 20% Tariff, Annex 3: Additional Tariffs on Certain Imports Originating in the United States - 10% Tariff, Annex 4: Additional Tariffs on Certain Imports Originating in the United States - 5% Tariff.
As the Authorized Maintenance Centre (AMC) for Bell Flight and spare parts distributor, Zhenjiang Aerochine reminds customers:
1. Affected by recent tariff adjustment, tariffs of some spare parts route up in varying degrees. Aerochine will continue to provide customers with the best solution for door-to-door spare parts delivery.
2. Due to the uncertainty of exchange rate and tariffs between China and the United States, if the customer has current or recent demand for spare parts, it is recommended that the customer should contact Aerochine as soon as possible, in order to avoid losses from exchange rates and tariffs.
About Aerochine Aviation Limited
Aerochine Aviation Limited or Aerochine is headquartered in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. With its wholly owned subsidiaries in Ningbo and Zhenjiang, Aerochine put extraordinary effort in providing holistic customer services to clients including aircraft sales & leasing, sales & delivery of spare parts, as well as aircraft maintenance.