Cold-rolled stainless sheets and strips from Taiwan will be subjected to additional import tariffs of 18.1%, China’s General Administration of Customs has announced. The measures were enacted in response to Taiwanese imported or originated cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and strips reaching their quotas. Under China’s tariff protection measures, an import quota of 102,711 tons was imposed on cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and strips from Taiwan during the period November 20, 2002 to May 23, 2003. The new tariffs apply to cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and strips imported under the harmonised tariff codes of 72193200, 72193300, 72193400, 72193600, 72202010 and 72202090. Cold-rolled steel sheets and strips under the harmonised tariff code of 72193200.10, 72193300.10, 72193400.10, 72193400.20, 72193500.10, 72193500.20, 72202010.10, 72202010.20, 72202090.10 and 72202090.20 are exempt from the new measures.