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Trump Announces list of Tariffs on Chinese Goods

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced a list of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, making good on the president’s recent threats to escalate a broadening trade war with Beijing.

“The $200 billion figure we’re looking at is roughly equal to their exports to us,” a senior administration official said.

The tariffs will undergo a two-month review process, with hearings on Aug. 20 to 23rd

Here is the List of the New Tariffs

  • Lubricating oils
  • Polymers used in things such as clear plastic wrap and Styrofoam coolers
  • Resins and other industrial chemicals
  • Plastic tubes and pipes
  • Plates, sheets, film, foil, and strips of various plastics and polymers
  • Engines for industrial equipment
  • Agricultural equipment such as irrigation systems and seeders
  • Tractors
  • Specialty motor vehicles
  • Floating docks
  • Thermometers
  • Speedometers
  • Measuring equipment for everything from electrical currents to liquid supply

List of the First Round of Tariffs

  • Aircraft tires
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Boat motors
  • Aircraft engines and engine parts
  • Air and gas compressors, which are used in various goods like refrigerators
  • Industrial heating equipment
  • Scales, mostly for weighing large industrial equipment
  • Cranes and other “lifting equipment”
  • Bulldozers, backhoes, tampers, boring machines, and other large construction vehicles
  • Oil and gas drilling platform parts
  • Plows, mowers, combine harvester-threshers, and other large agricultural vehicles
  • Dairy milkers, chicken incubators, and other livestock equipment
  • Machinery for foods processing, including meat processing and fruit processing
  • Machinery for making paper cardboard and other paper products
  • Parts of printers and copy machines
  • Machinery for processing and molding metals or cement, and their parts
  • Machinery for making glass products, including lightbulbs
  • Machinery for making rubber or plastic goods
  • Ball bearings
  • DC and AC generators of various sizes and power levels
  • Electricity transformers
  • Industrial magnets
  • Lithium batteries and other batteries
  • Industrial ovens and furnaces
  • Radar and radio equipment
  • Parts for televisions, video-recording equipment, and similar video products
  • Electronic traffics signs
  • Electrical equipment such as resistors and circuit breakers
  • LEDs
  • Trains and rail parts
  • Large vehicles using both diesel and non-diesel fuel
  • Some cars and trucks, motorcycles, helicopters, airplanes, and spacecraft
  • Microscopes and telescopes
  • Lasers
  • Imaging and navigational equipment
  • Medical equipment such as X-rays and pacemakers
  • Scientific equipment such as pressure gauges and spectrometer

SOURCE: USTR

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