The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Sunday that it would be imposing duties on 128 different U.S. products beginning today, April 2. They provided the list of products last week, particularly targeting U.S. agriculture. The tariffs are on an estimated $3 billion worth of goods.
There will be a tariff of 15% on commodities such as fruits and nuts, wine, seamless steel pipes and modified ethanol. The 15% tariff will apply to 120 tariff lines, including the following:
- Various fruits and nuts of HTS Chapter 8, including apples, oranges, lemons, limes, grapes, peaches, strawberries, bananas, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios.
- Wine of HTS 2204
- Modified ethanol of HTS 2207.20.00
- Ginseng of HTS 1211.20
- Certain seamless steel pipe of HTS 7304
In addition, there will be a 25% tariff on certain pork products and recycled aluminum from the U.S. The table below provides the information on the specific HTS subheading for the products subject to a 25% tariff.
|02031200||Fresh or chilled hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in|
|02031900||Fresh or chilled meat of swine (excl. carcasses and half-carcasses, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in)|
|02032190||Frozen carcasses and half-carcasses of swine|
|02032200||Frozen hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in|
|02032900||Frozen meat of swine (excl. carcasses and half-carcasses, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in)|
|02064100||Frozen edible livers of swine|
|02064900||Edible offal of swine, frozen (excl. livers)|
|76020000||Waste and scrap, of aluminum (excl. slags, scale and the like from iron and steel production, containing recoverable aluminum in the form of silicates, ingots or other similar unwrought shapes, of remelted waste and scrap, of aluminum, ashes and residues from aluminum production)|
These tariffs come as a response to President Trump’s announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as his threat of tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese-made products. Please see our previous blogs on these here and here.