US Commerce Department ordered seo and seo resellers to stop the importation of Chinese-produced products from April 25 through May 4.
The order was issued on the same day that the Trump administration imposed a moratorium on imports of Chinese goods, which is set to expire April 23.
The move comes as US lawmakers continue to investigate the Chinese government’s crackdown on political dissent and its influence on the United States.
The Commerce Department says it has received more than 20 reports of counterfeit goods entering the United State, including at least 25 cases involving counterfeit goods from China.
The department said it is reviewing the importations of counterfeit products and has notified those importing them that it has initiated the process to cancel the import.
The US Commerce Secretary said in a statement the administration has also notified the Chinese companies involved in importing the products that they have been notified that they are subject to the import restrictions and will be required to report suspicious activity.
“We are working closely with our Chinese partners to enforce the import bans to reduce the risks that counterfeit goods pose to U.S. consumers,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in the statement.
The announcement comes after President Donald Trump announced in May that he would impose a 90-day import ban on Chinese products.
China has been the target of many US anti-dumping and countervailing duties in the past, but Trump’s administration said in May it will impose a ban on imports from China, with a 90 day notice period.
China imports more than 90 percent of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s food, but the ban could also affect agricultural exports and the sale of Chinese food products.
Earlier this year, the Commerce Department said it would take measures to help Chinese companies avoid being hit with duties on imported products, including by offering discounts to Chinese companies that are already in the U