Dental product companies will know on June 15, 2018 if their products will fall under the United States’ imposition of a 25% tariff on goods imported from China. That’s according to a statement released by the White House on May 29, 2018.

In April, the Trump administration released a list identifying some 1,300 Chinese exports that could be targeted as part of Washington’s efforts to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from “certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China.” While the list of targeted goods largely come from China’s aerospace and manufacturing industries, some dental products made the list, including artificial teeth, dental fillings, dental cements, dental drill engines, dental burs, instruments and apparatus used in dental sciences, mirrors and reflectors, optical instruments and appliances, anesthetic instruments and appliances, and apparatus based on the use of x-rays for dental uses.

The tariffs are expected to go into effect on June 30, 2018 and would affect $50 billion of goods.