Tarriff Effects on Plumbing Materials

Last week the US Commerce Department announced a 10% tariff on $200 Billion worth of Chinese goods.  This tariff impacts the entire Fitting & Valve package offered by Wieland-Kessler.  Effective September 24th, 2018 a 10% tariff will be imposed on the Wieland-Kessler products listed below.  This tariff will increase to 25% effective on January 1, 2019. 


Product Category Increase
Copper Fittings – Sweat, Press, Cast, LF Cast, DWV, Clean & Bagged, Push Fittings 10%
Malleable Fittings – Black & Galvanized 10%
Brass Fittings 10%
Pex Fittings & Valves 10%
Nipples – Black, Galvanized, Precut lengths 10%
Brass Nipples 10%
Ball Valve – Sweat & Threaded 10%
Press Ball Valves 10%
Gas Ball Valves 10%
Low Pressure & Isolation Valves 10%
Check Valves – Swing & Spring 10%


Due to the impact of the section 301 tariffs, Wieland-Kessler will be forced to raise the net and list prices on the products listed above by 10% effective October 14, 2018.  All orders placed on or before October 12th, 2018 that are delivered from a US based Wieland-Kessler facility will be honored at current pricing.