Total worth: $200 billion

US plans tariffs on 6000+ Chinese products

The Trump administration has fired the latest shot in the ongoing trade war with China, highlighting $200 billion worth of items that are eligible for a 10% tariff on products imported from China. The list is extensive, spanning 195 pages.

A number of product categories overlap with ones that were targeted in the first round of US tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods which came into effect last week. But the new list is impressive in both detail and scope, categorised by an extensive list of sub-indexes which align with World Trade Organisation protocols.

Business Insider gave us a breakdown of the main items within each product category:
  • Food and beverage items: Seafood, dairy products, wheat and grain, nuts, dried fruits, fruit juices, mineral water, and beer and wine products.
  • Chemicals: Chemical-based products and concentrates which appear to comprise a vast number of elements in the periodic table.
  • Electronics: Various domestic electrical appliances, flash-lights, lamps, ovens, microwaves, television and radio.
  • Fabrics: Leather, travel bags, fur products, wool, cotton, synthetic fibres, textiles, woven and knitted products.
  • Metals and machinery: Precious metals, alloys, iron ore and steel products, copper, nickel, zinc, tin, interchangeable tools, combustion engines, air conditioning units, hydraulic jacks, cranes and pipes.
  • Vehicles: Bikes, tractors, trailers, cars, car parts and vessels (boats).
  • Furniture and antiques: Chairs, seats, couches, mattresses, tables, paintings, original sculptures and antiques.

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