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Trump, China trade war: list of goods hit with tariff



china tungsten factory workers
work at a tungsten mining factory at Zhongshan, Guangxi Zhuang
Autonomous Region, China

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  • President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion
    worth of Chinese goods on Monday, escalating the US-China trade
  • The tariffs will apply to a slew of Chinese goods, ranging
    from minerals to food to clothing.
  • The US Trade Representatives office removed almost 300 items
    from an initial list released in July.
  • But 5,745 Chinese goods will still get hit.
  • We complied the major categories of goods that will be
    subject to the tariffs.

President Donald Trump kicked the trade war with China into high
gear Monday, formally announcing the
imposition of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

The tariffs cover a wide array of goods, from minerals used in
manufacturing, to vegetable juices, to leather handbags. All of
the goods with face a 10% duty until the start of 2019, when the
tariffs will jump to 25%.

While the
Trump administration is downplaying
the effect of the
tariffs, many economists expect prices for these goods will
increase once the tariffs are officially imposed on September 24.

The new list of goods that will be subject to the tariffs was
released by the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s
office on Monday.

The final list is notably different from the
previous round of tariffs
on $50 billion worth of Chinese
goods, because there are consumer products on the list. The
previous round focused
almost exclusively on industrial equipment
and machinery,
while the new round includes items like hats, TVs, and food.

There were 297 items removed from the USTR’s initial list,
released in July, after the public comment period

Those include:

  • Certain consumer electronics including smartwatches and
    bluetooth devices
  • Certain industrial chemicals used for manufacturing textiles
  • Certain health and safety products including bicycle
  • Certain types of child safety furniture including high
    chairs and car seats

The USTR did not specify how it determined which products
to remove beyond assertions that the official followed an
inter-agency procedure and listened to feedback from businesses.
smartwatch removal drew interest
after it was revealed that
Apple, makers of the Apple Watch,
directly lobbied the White House

Even with the removals, 5,745 full or partial tariff lines
are included on the final list that represent roughly $200
billion worth of Chinese imports.

Here’s a breakdown of the major categories included in the

  • Meat: pork; beef intestine;
    rabbit meat; venison; frog legs
  • Fish and seafood: live fish
    including ornamental fish, trout, eels, tuna, and carp; chilled
    or frozen meat of various types of trout, salmon, halibut,
    plaice, sole, albacore, tuna, herring, mackerel, cobia,
    swordfish, pollack, whiting, catfish, rays, and more; various
    types of salted or smoked fish; other seafood including various
    types of lobsters, crabs, shrimps, prawns, oysters, scallops,
    mussels, clams, squid, octopus, conchs, abalone, sea cucumbers,
    and sea urchins.
  • Non-meat animal products such as eggs and
    Whey products; butter;
    various types of eggs including chicken; honey; hair of animals
    including human, hog, horse and badger; animal intestines,
    bladders; feathers; bones including shells, beaks, corals,
    hooves, antlers, and more.
  • Vegetables: onions; garlic;
    cauliflower and broccoli; cabbage; carrots; turnips; radishes;
    beats; cucumbers; peas of various types; beans; lentils;
    celery; mushrooms; peppers of various types; squash; okra;
    sweet corn; potatoes; sweet potatoes and yams; some types of
    tomatoes; spinach; Brussels sprouts.
  • Fruit and Nuts: Coconuts;
    cashews; almonds; hazelnuts; walnuts; chestnuts; pistachios;
    macadamia nuts; pecans; dates; figs; pineapples; guavas;
    oranges; mandarins; clementines; raisins; grapes; apples;
    pears; quinces; peaches; berries including strawberries,
    raspberries, cranberries, blueberries and others; bananas; a
    variety of dried fruits; peels of various fruits.
  • Cereals: wheat, including
    durum wheat; barley; oats; corn; various types of rice; grain
    sorghum; buckwheat; quinoa; and more.
  • Mill products: flours
    including those form wheat, corn, buckwheat, rice, rye, other
    cereals, potatoes, and bananas; groats and meal of various
    types including wheat, corn, oats, and rice; malt; starches of
    wheat, corn, potato, and more
  • Oil seeds: soybeans; seeds
    of sunflower, flax seed, sesame, mustard, poppy and more;
    planting seeds for certain crops; cocoas and mint leaves; and
  • Sugars and candies: cane
    sugar; candies with no cocoa
  • Breads and Pasta: uncooked
    pasta; various breads, pastries, cakes, and biscuits.
  • Prepared vegetables and
     various vegetables and
    fruits previously listen in their prepared or preserved forms;
    various fruit jams including strawberry, pineapple, apricot,
    and more; peanut butter; various fruit juices including orange,
    pineapple, lime, grape, apple, and more.
  • Other food items: soy sauce;
    condiments and seasonings; protein concentrates.
  • Beverages and
     water, including mineral
    water; fruit or vegetable juices and juice mixes; beer from
    malt; wine, including rice wine; ethyl alcohol; vinegars
  • Food processing waste and animal
     brans from processing; oil
    cakes; dog or cat food; animal feed
  • Tobacco products: various
    types and preparations of tobacco; tobacco refuse; cigars;
    cigarettes; smoking tobacco
  • Salts and
     salt/sodium chloride;
    sulfur; graphite; quartz; types of clays; chalk; slate; marble;
    granite; sandstone; dolomite; gypsum; some plasters; some types
    of cement; mica; Epsom salts
  • Ores, slag, and ash: ores of
    iron, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, lead, zinc, tin,
    chromium, tungsten, uranium, titanium, silver, other precious
    metals, and others; slag, various types of ash.
  • Mineral fuels and
     coal; lignite; peat; coke;
    tars; various types of light oil; various types of kerosene;
    petroleum oils; liquefied fuels including natural gas, propane,
    butane, ethylene, and petroleum; oil shale and tar sands
  • Inorganic
     chemicals such as
    chlorine, sulfur; carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and silicon; acids
    including sulfuric, nitric, and more; various types of
    fluorides, chlorides, sulfates, nitrates, carbonates, and more.
    (See full list below.)
  • Organic chemicals: (See full
    list below.)
  • Fertilizers: animal or
    vegetable fertilizers; urea; ammonium sulfate; sodium nitrate;
    and more.
  • Tanning and drying extracts, dyes, and paints
  • Essential oils,
    perfume; lip or eye make
    up preparations; manicure or pedicure products; shampoo;
    hairspray; bath salts.
  • Soaps and cleaning products: various types of
    soap; leather and textile treatments; polishes for shoes and
  • Glues, adhesives, and enzymes
  • Cigarette lighter fluid
  • Photographic goods: various
    types of photo plates; instant film; various types of film in
    rolls; various types of motion picture film.
  • Various chemical
     pesticides; herbicides;
  • Plastics: vinyl flooring and
    other plastic floor and wall coverings; sausage casings; bags;
    gloves including baseball gloves; rain jackets; machinery
  • Rubber: latex; rods, tubes,
    and other products; conveyor belts; various types of
    transmission belts; various types of pneumatic tires; gloves;
    gaskets; dock fenders.
  • Raw hides and
     animal skins including cow,
    buffalo, sheep, goats, reptile; various types of leather made
    from cow, buffalo, sheep, goats, reptile; leather trunks and
    suitcases; leather handbags; CD cases; gloves including ski,
    ice hockey, and typical use; belts; fur clothing, incluidng
    artificial fur.
  • Wood: fuel wood; charcoal;
    various types of wood including oak, beech, maple, ash and
    cherry; moldings; rods; particleboard; various types of
    plywood; doors; corks and stoppers; wicker and bamboo baskets.
  • Wood pulp products
  • Paper: Newsprint; writing
    paper; vegetable parchment; carbon paper; self-adhesive paper;
    cigarette paper; envelopes; tablecloths; handkerchiefs;
  • Silk
  • Wool or animal hair
     cashmere; yarns;
    tapestries and upholstery.
  • Cotton: fibers; thread;
    yarn; denim; satin.
  • Flax: yarn; fabrics
  • Man-made
     polypropylene; rayon;
    nylon; polyester
  • Other textile products, rope,
     hammocks; fish nets; carpets;
  • Fabrics: corduroy; gauze;
    terry towel; lace; badges; embroidery
  • Headgear: caps; hairnets; wool hats; head
  • Stone, plaster, cement,
     stone for art; marble
    slabs; roofing slate; millstones; sandpaper; floor or wall
    tiles; cement bricks.
  • Ceramics: fire bricks;
    pipes; tiles; porcelain and china.
  • Glass and glassware: balls;
    rods; drawn or blown glass; float glass; tempered safety glass;
    mirrors; carboys, bottles, jars, pots, flasks, and other
    containers; microscope slides; woven fiberglass
  • Precious stones and
    silver and products made of silver; gold
    and products made of gold; platinum; palladium.
  • Iron and steel and products derived from the
    drums; tubes; pipes; doors;
    windows; screws; horseshoes;
  • Copper: plates; cables; tubes; pipes; springs
  • Nickel: bars; rods; wires
  • Aluminum: powder; cable;
    wire; screws.
  • Various metal products, tools,
     industrial items made from
    lead, zinc, tin, and more; saw blades; bolt cutters; hammers;
    wrenches; crow bars.
  • Machinery, both industrial and
     steam turbines; engines;
    fuel-injection pumps; air compressors; air conditioning
    machines; refrigerators; cream separators; hydraulic jacks;
    escalators; manure spreaders; copiers; automatic
    beverage-vending machines
  • Electronics: vacuum
    cleaners; hair clippers; spark plugs; generators; bicycle
    lights; electric amps; television cameras; various types of
    TVs; video projectors.
  • Vehicles and parts: axles;
    driving shafts; gear boxes; radiators.
  • Parachutes
  • Ships and boats: sailboats;
    motorboats; canoes; yachts.
  • Instruments for scientific or medical
     microscopes; cameras for
    non-art purposes; gauges for pressure, electrical currents, and
  • Clocks and watches
  • Furniture, bedding,
     car seats; wood chairs;
    furniture designed for offices, kitchens, and more; mattresses;
    chandeliers; lamps.
  • Assorted items: buttons; stamps; paintings;
    collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical,
    anatomical, historical, archaeological interest; antiques of an
    age exceeding one hundred years

Here is the full list, via the USTR:


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