Administration’s Newest 10% Tariff Will Affect Bulbs & Ballasts

August 2 [addtoany]

The Administration announced a new 10% tariff on $300B in goods manufactured in China, which will take effect Sept. 1, 2019.

Michael Weems, VP, Government Engagement for the American Lighting Association sent a message yesterday that the tariffs will be on List 4, which includes ceiling fans and finished LED goods.  Weems also states,”Lighting fixtures and traditional lamps, which have already been impacted by the 25% will not be further impacted.  But the products on the 4th list, which includes incandescent lamps and LED lamps will now be hit with 10% tariffs.  They are currently at zero.”

Below are items on List 4 that affect our industry:

HS Code               Product Description

8504.10.00         Ballasts for discharge lamps or tubes

8539.22.40         Electrical filament Christmas-tree lamps, of a power not exceeding 200 W and for a voltage exceeding 100 V

8539.22.80         Electrical filament lamps of a power not exceeding 200 W and for a voltage exceeding 100 V nesoi, excluding ultraviolet and infrared lamps

8539.29.10         Electrical filament Christmas-tree lamps, designed for a voltage not exceeding 100 V

8539.29.20         Electrical filament lamps, voltage not exceeding 100 V, having glass envelopes n/o 6.35 mm in diameter, suitable in surgical instruments

8539.29.30         Electrical filament lamps nesoi, designed for a voltage not exceeding 100 V, excluding ultraviolet and infrared lamps

8539.29.40         Electrical filament lamps, designed for a voltage exceeding 100 V, of a power exceeding 200 W

8539.50.00         Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps