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The 121 imports safe from US tariffs on Chinese goods

An employee selects avocados to pack in the Global Fruit Packing Company in Uruapan, in Michoacan state, Mexico
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By Daniel Wolfe
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It seems like nothing is safe from the wrath of US president Trump’s trade war. His administration is already levying an extra 25% tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports. After threatening to impose extra duties on “essentially all” Chinese products the president is headed back to the negotiating table with Xi Jinping, the Chinese president.

Luckily for Americans, not everything the US buys comes from China. Of the 1,973 products 1 that the US imported more than $100 million of in 2018, there are 121 supplied entirely from outside China. Those products account for $250 billion in imports.

In those 121 categories, Canada was the top supplier of 41 of them with a cumulative value of $81.5 billion.

Mexico supplied 23 of the 121 them. They were valued at $25.9 billion.

Other goods imported that are safe from Chinese tariffs are associated with a national heritage or signature industry.

Here’s the complete list of products the US sources entirely outside of China.

$156,661,000,000
Crude oil from petroleum and bituminous minerals
8,535,777,304
Road tractors for semi-trailers
7,917,785,585
Airplanes and other aircraft above 15,000 kg
6,499,844,584
Natural gas, gaseous
4,238,786,319
Motor vehicles exceeding 5 tons but not exceeding 20
3,857,225,755
Diesel engine trucks below 5 tons
3,644,830,681
Airplanes and other aircraft between 2,000 kg and 15k kg
2,439,698,555
Meat of bovine animals, boneless, fresh or chilled
2,381,446,971
Tomatoes, fresh or chilled
2,348,387,805
Avocados, fresh or dried
2,252,478,614
Electrical energy
2,125,133,623
Meat of bovine animals, boneless, frozen
1,627,831,114
Wood pulp
1,582,046,723
Cattle, live, other than purebred breeding
1,562,855,721
Grapes, fresh
1,541,029,094
Diesel engine trucks exceeding 20 tons
1,383,940,701
Platinum, unwrought or powder
1,345,274,917
Zinc
1,258,609,845
Petroleum bitumen
1,146,241,707
Cheese, including cheddar and colby
1,104,705,356
Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries
1,036,793,370
Atlantic salmon and Danube salmon fresh or chilled
1,013,987,999
Cigars, cheroots & cigarillos, containing tobacco
1,001,323,180
Refined lead, unwrought
988,813,120
Anhydrous ammonia
976,302,931
Rhodium, unwrought or in powder form
946,520,931
Motorcycles exceeding 800 cc
889,362,393
Natural gas, liquefied
767,059,629
Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled
728,540,570
Ferrochromium over 4% carbon
662,670,744
Revolvers & pistols, designed to fire live ammo
645,203,940
Mobile cranes
638,814,807
Ferrous products from direct reduction of iron ore
633,575,043
Asparagus, fresh or chilled
620,338,410
Flat-hot-roll iron that is 3mm thick
611,127,885
Vanilla, neither crushed nor ground
609,156,353
Diamonds excluding unworked
606,525,372
Lemons and limes, fresh or dried
591,736,020
Strawberries, fresh
590,078,692
Meat of swine, other, frozen
560,129,199
Passenger vehicle exceeding 2500 cc
558,570,340
Meat, bovine cuts with bone in, fresh or chilled
525,033,364
Ferrosilicon manganese
505,296,156
Biodiesel and mixes containing less than 70% petrol oils etc
502,965,199
Flat-hot-rolled iron between 4.75 mm and 10 mm
497,048,054
Flat-cold-rolled iron between 1 mm and 3 mm
495,672,465
Meat of swine, nesoi, fresh or chilled
440,935,989
Prepared or preserved bovine meat etc. Nesoi
431,913,271
Flat-hot-rolled iron roll between 3 mm and 4.75 mm
409,210,927
Palladium, semimanufactured
407,628,054
Orange juice, frozen, sweetened or not
406,130,425
Mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate in solution
399,855,156
Lobsters, live, fresh,or chilled
397,491,779
Natural uranium & compounds, alloys & ceramics etc
392,632,730
Palm kernel or babassu oil, refined
391,858,091
Helicopters of an unladen weight exceeding 2000 kg
389,316,645
Pumpkins, squash and gourds, fresh or chilled
377,308,560
Flat-rolled products of iron between 0.5 mm and 1 mm
344,038,169
Bituminous coal, not agglomerated
340,163,631
Meat of sheep, cuts, bone in nesoi, fresh, chilled
340,158,556
Melons (except watermelons) and papayas, fresh
335,868,094
Other uncoated paper and paperboard
323,858,643
Ferromanganese with over 2% carbon
320,423,382
Turbojets of a thrust not exceeding 25 kN
318,678,213
Watermelons, fresh
318,141,741
Edible brassicas (cabbages etc), fresh or chilled
314,996,866
Orange juice, not frozen, of a brix value not over 20
309,782,928
Ferroniobium
308,754,735
Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped
297,373,000
Agglomerated iron ores
292,286,456
Iron ore concentrates & non-agglomerated iron ores
287,144,475
Durum wheat
269,957,632
Malt, not roasted
252,801,857
Low erucic acid rape/colza seeds
251,873,656
Flat-cold-rolled iron less than 0.5 mm thick
245,418,747
Prepared or preserved chicken meat or offal, nesoi
242,265,314
Wine under 14% alcohol
233,081,710
Butter
230,827,353
Rapeseed/colza oil
220,923,278
Turbopropellers of a power exceeding 1,100 kW
218,878,479
Products of natural milk constituents, nesoi
210,572,849
Propene (propylene)
207,339,945
Tanker trailers and tanker semi-trailers
202,824,668
Railway or tramway cars
202,787,206
Plantains, fresh or dried
197,028,966
Lettuce, except head lettuce, fresh or chilled
182,108,852
Swine, live, nesoi, weighing less than 50 kg each
181,851,970
Motor vehicles greater than 5 tons
181,705,724
Unwrought lead, other than refined, nesoi
173,075,424
Chicken cuts and edible offal, frozen
168,855,794
Chemical woodpulp, dissolving grades
168,077,008
Yellowfin tunas except fillets, livers, roes
167,177,812
Concentrated poppy straw
165,855,134
Clementines, fresh or dried
155,782,098
Fresh cut chrysanthemums and buds
154,455,146
Offal of bovine animals, edible, nesoi, frozen
150,566,368
Waters not sweetened or flavored
145,878,049
Sport hunt and target-shooting rifles except muzzle-loading
142,876,441
Tillapia fillets, fresh or chilled
137,558,901
Toothfish, frozen
136,925,257
Kiwi fruit (Chinese gooseberries) fresh
136,854,372
Rum and tafia
128,547,744
Meat, swine, hams, shoulders, bone in, fresh or chilled
127,934,672
Prepared or preserved swine nesoi, hams etc
125,328,980
Cane molasses from extraction or refining of sugar
123,601,098
Caseinates & other casein derivatives; casein glue
120,681,865
Swine, live, nesoi, weighing 50 kg or more each
117,471,949
Petroleum oils and preps containing biodiesel, etc
115,745,028
Orange juice, other than frozen, sweetened or not
114,353,565
Pacific, Atlantic and Danube salmon, smoked
110,439,573
Flat-hot-roll iron 10 mm thick
110,242,358
Papayas, fresh
109,612,088
Iodine
106,219,933
Flours, meals and pellets, of fish or of crustaceans, mollusks or other aquatic invertebrates
104,943,530
Unwrought lead with equal weight antimony
103,638,443
Greenland Halibut
102,676,251
Chemical woodpulp excluding dissolving conifer
102,587,528
Horses, live, purebred breeding
102,427,403
Molybdenum ores and concentrates roasted
101,248,388
Alachlor (iso)
100,603,601
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