The move follows Chinas imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong and a U.S. decision to end the former British colonys special status under U.S. law, escalating bilateral tensions that were already rising over trade war tariffs and the handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
The latest step will see Hong Kong companies subject to the same trade war tariffs levied on mainland Chinese exporters, should they make products subject to these duties, said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection notice.
It said that 45 days after its publication, goods “must be marked to indicate that their origin is China.'”
The step was taken after the United States determined that Hong Kong is “no longer sufficiently autonomous to justify differential treatment in relation to China.”
Trump has made tough talk against China a feature of his campaign for re-election in November.
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the citys current and former police chiefs accused of curtailing poliRead More – Source