In response to inquiries for information on the mold tariffs set to expire December 28, 2019, I wanted to make everyone aware that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will publish today, December 23, a formal notice that it will not extend the exclusion from 25 percent tariffs for Chinese plastic injection molds granted on December 28, 2018. See letter from Manufactures Association of Plastics Professionals.