- As you are aware, currently Salem Stones charges the customers 20% tariff surcharge on all Memorials from China (in response to 25% US tariffs on Chinese products)
- Effective October 15th, 2019, US government has changed the customs duty by an additional 5% for all memorials imported from China.
- In response, Salem Stones will charge the customers 25% tariff surcharge for all Chinese Memorial orders placed on or after October 15, 2019
- There will be No Tariff related surcharges for any memorials imported from India.
How will this affect your existing orders and future orders with us?
|Monuments from India||Monuments from China|
|Existing orders||0% Surcharge||20% Surcharge|
October 1, 2019
|0% surcharge||25% Surcharge|
How will this tariffs affect Salem Stones pricing to the customers?
It will affect the following
- All products in our
- Group 1 (China Grey and Ocean Wave),
- Group 2 (Dark Cloud, Imperial Rose and Silver Cloud),
- Group 6 (China Pink, Butterfly Blue) and
- Group 8 ( Blue Pearl)
- Select Products in Groups 3, Group 4, Group 5 and Group 7. This includes Carvings from china, Personal cremation units, Mausoleums and Columbarium.
It will not affect our pricing on the following
- Flush, Bevel and Slant markers, Serptops and other special designs like Double heart, Tear drops in
- Group 3 (Rustic Brown, Vintage Black)
- Group 4 (Premium Jet Black, India Mist, Impala Black)
- Group 5 (Bahama Blue, Paradiso, Indian Mahogany, Tan Brown, Red Multicolor, Spring Green, Coffee Brown, Tropical Green, Twilight Red
- Group 7 ( India red, Catseye, Aurora Red and Black Galaxy)
- Domestic Stones like Georgia Grey, North American Pink, American Black, Dakota Mahogany etc
Important things to note:
- Salem Stones imports Majority of products from India. As a granite supplier we will protect you as much as possible from this tariffs by sourcing the products from India.
- All our Premium Jet Black Markers, Serptops, Special Designs and most of the carvings comes from India.
- We are beginning to import all of the sculpted carvings of Flowers and Trees from India.
- We are working on getting the Blue Pearl ( HQ plus) material in India
- These tariffs and resulting surcharges might be temporary in nature. So this will show as separate line items in our order confirmation and invoices.
- If the tariffs go away in the future, we will stop the surcharges accordingly.