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The full list of 128 US products targeted by China’s retaliatory tariffs

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  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

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China has made its first move in what now looks like a trade war with the United States, following its warning on Mar. 23. In retaliation for newly announced US tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, China will impose tariffs on 128 US goods, effective today.

According to a list published by China’s Ministry of Commerce (pdf), the tariffs apply to 128 US products: Of them, 120 products ranging from dried fruits to stainless steel pipes will receive an extra 15% import tax, while eight will have to bear a 25% tax hike. The latter category consists of seven different kinds of pork products and aluminum scrap. According to data from the ministry, the group of goods taxed at 15% make up $977 million of US exports to China. The eight products subject to the 25% tariff make up $1.992 billion, for an overall total of nearly $3 billion.

In a statement published on China’s Ministry of Commerce’s website (link in Chinese), China accused the US of violating World Trade Organization regulations, and announces the suspension of “substantive equal concessions and other obligations to the United States” to “effectively protect China’s interests.”

Below is the full list of goods that will face tariffs upon import to China:

Fresh fruit, dried fruit and nut products
1
Dried coconut
15%
2
Coconut without inner shell
15%
3
Other coconut
15%
4
Unhulled Brazilian nuts
15%
5
Shelled Brazilian nuts
15%
6
Unshelled cashews
15%
7
Shelled cashew
15%
8
Unshelled almonds
15%
9
Shelled almonds
15%
10
Hazelnuts
15%
11
Unshelled hazelnuts
15%
12
Unshelled walnuts
15%
13
Walnut kernels
15%
14
Unhulled chestnut
15%
15
Other shelled chestnuts
15%
16
Unhulled pistachio fruit
15%
17
Hulled pistacchio nut
15%
18
Other unhulled macadamia nuts
15%
19
Roasted macadamia nuts
15%
20
Betel nut fruit
15%
21
Pine nuts
15%
22
Other fresh or dried nuts
15%
23
Fresh or dried plantain
15%
24
Other fresh or dried bananas, except for plantains
15%
25
Fresh or dried dates
15%
26
Fresh or dried figs
15%
27
Fresh or dried pineapple
15%
28
Fresh or dried avocado
15%
29
Fresh or dried guava
15%
30
Fresh or dried mango
15%
31
Fresh or dried mangosteen
15%
32
Fresh or dried orange
15%
33
Other citrus (including mandarin orange and satsuma orange)
15%
34
Clementine orange
15%
35
Virgin orange and similar hybrid citrus
15%
36
Grapefruit, including pomelo
15%
37
Lemons and limes
15%
38
Unlisted citrus fruits
15%
39
Fresh grapes
15%
40
Raisins
15%
41
Fresh watermelon
15%
42
Fresh cantaloupe
15%
43
Papaya
15%
44
Fresh apples
15%
45
Fresh pears and pears
15%
46
Other fresh pears
15%
47
Fresh sour cherries
15%
48
Other fresh cherries
15%
49
Peaches, including nectarines
15%
50
Fresh plum and prunes
15%
51
Fresh strawberries
15%
52
Fresh raspberry, blackberry, mulberry and loganberry
15%
53
Fresh cranberry and cowberry
15%
54
Kiwi
15%
55
Fresh durian
15%
56
Persimmon
15%
57
Fresh lychee
15%
58
Fresh longan
15%
59
Rambutan
15%
60
Fresh sweet lychee
15%
61
Fresh carambola
15%
62
Fresh lotus fog
15%
63
Fresh pitaya
15%
64
Fruits not listed
15%
65
Frozen strawberries
15%
66
Frozen raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, rose hips, currant and gooseberries
15%
67
Frozen fruits and nuts, not listed
15%
68
Temporarily preserved cherries
15%
69
Other temporarily preserved fruits and nuts
15%
70
Dried apricots
15%
71
Mei qiang and li gan
15%
72
Dried apples
15%
73
Dried longan and pulp
15%
74
Dried persimmons
15%
75
Red dates
15%
76
Dried lychee
15%
77
Unlisted dried fruit
15%
78
Assorted nuts or dried fruits
15%
Wine
79
Sparkling wine
15%
80
Other fresh brewed wines packed in containers of two liters or less, or brewed with alcohol inhibiting fermentation of grape juice
15%
81
Wines brewed with other fresh grapes packed in two-litre containers, but not more than 10 litres, or containing alcohol brewed from fermented grape juice
15%
82
Wines made from other fresh grapes packed in containers of 10 liters or more, or brewed with alcohol, which inhibits grape juice fermentation
15%
83
Other items from grape juice wine
15%
Modified ethanol
84
Modified ethanol and other alcohols of any concentration
15%
Ginseng
85
American ginseng
15%
86
Other fresh ginseng
15%
87
Unlisted ginseng
15%
Stainless steel pipes
88
Stainless steel oil and gas pipeline pipe, 215.9mm ≤ outside diameter ≤ 406.4mm
15%
89
Stainless steel oil and gas pipeline pipe, 114.3mm < outside diameter < 215.9mm
15%
90
Stainless steel oil and gas pipeline pipe, outside diameter ≤114.3mm
15%
91
Stainless steel oil and gas pipeline pipe, outside diameter > 406.4mm
15%
92
Other steel oil and gas pipeline pipes, 215.9mm ≤ outside diamteter ≤ 406.4mm
15%
93
Pipes for other steel, oil and gas pipelines, 114.3mm < outside diameter <215.9mm
15%
94
Pipes, other steel, petroleum and natural gas, outside diameter ≤ 114.3mm
15%
95
Other steel oil and gas seamless pipe, external diameter > 406.4mm
15%
96
Oil and gas drilling pipes made of stainless steel, outside diameter ≤ 168.3mm
15%
97
Oil and gas drilling pipes made of stainless steel, outside diameter>168.3mm
15%
98
Other steel drilling oil and gas drilling pipes, outside diameter ≤ 168.3mm
15%
99
Other steel drilled oil and gas drilling pipes, external diameter>168.3mm
15%
100
Seamless casing and conduits for drilled petroleum or natural gas made of stainless steel
15%
101
Other seamless steel casings for oil and gas drilling with a yield strength of less than 552 MPa catheter
15%
102
Other steel drilling oils with a yield strength of 552 MPa or more but less than 758 MPa and seamless casing and conduits for natural gas
15%
103
Seamless sets for oil and gas drilling of other steels with a yield strength of 758 MPa or more Tubes, catheters
15%
104
Seamless boiler tubes for cold drawn or cold rolled iron or ordinary steel
15%
105
Seamless or cold-rolled iron or common steel seamless geologic drill pipe, casing
15%
106
Undrawn or cold-rolled iron or plain steel seamless circular cross-section tubes
15%
107
Non-cold drawn or cold rolled iron or ordinary steel seamless boiler tubes
15%
108
Non-cold-drawn or cold-rolled iron or ordinary steel seamless geologic drill pipe, casing
15%
109
Non-cold drawn or cold-rolled iron or plain steel seamless circular cross-section tubes, not elsewhere specified
15%
110
Cold drawn or cold rolled stainless steel seamless boiler tubes
15%
111
Undrawn or cold-rolled stainless steel seamless circular cross-section tubes
15%
112
Non-cold drawn or cold rolled stainless steel seamless boiler tubes
15%
113
Non-cold drawn or cold rolled stainless steel seamless circular cross-section tubes
15%
114
Cold-drawn or cold-rolled other alloy steel seamless boiler tubes
15%
115
Seamless steel alloys, cold drawn or cold rolled
15%
116
Unalloyed cold-drawn or cold-rolled alloy steel seamless circular cross-section tubes
15%
117
Other alloy steel seamless boiler tubes, not drawn or cold-rolled
15%
118
Non-cold-drawn or cold-rolled seamless steel tubes and casings for other alloy steels
15%
119
Non-cold drawn or cold rolled alloy steel seamless circular cross-section tubes
15%
120
Other seamless steel tubes and hollow profiles (except cast iron)
15%
Pork products
121
Fresh or cold boned pig forelegs, hindquarters and their meat
25%
122
Other fresh or cold pork
25%
123
Other frozen whole head and half pork
25%
124
Frozen bone forelegs, pigs’ legs and their meat
25%
125
Other frozen pork
25%
126
Frozen pork liver
25%
127
Other frozen pork chops
25%
Scrap aluminum
128
Aluminum scrap
25%

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