U.S. China Trade War…..More Details

As noted in our blog post of yesterday on April 9, 2018 the Chinese Ministry of Trade responded to the imposition of new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed by imposing new tariffs on 128 products of U.S. origin. According to the official announcement by the Chinese Ministry, effective April 2, 2018 new ad valorem tariffs of 15% were implemented on a wide range of U.S. origin fruits, nuts and steel products. New 25% duties were imposed on U.S. pork products and aluminum scrap metals. An unofficial English translation of the official Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) list of new Chinese tariffs already in force is noted below. Note that the 15% and 25% rates are in addition to existing duty rates on these products.


Product and Additional Tariff Rate Effective April 2, 2018

1 08011100 Dried coconut 15
2 08011200 Fresh coconut without shells 15
3 08011990 Other fresh coconuts 15
4 08012100 Fresh or dried unhulled Brazil fruit 15
5 08012200 Fresh or dried shelled Brazilian fruit 15
6 08013100 Fresh or dried unhulled cashew nuts 15
7 08013200 Fresh or dried shelled cashew nuts 15
8 08021100 Almonds, fresh or dried 15
9 08021200 Almonds, dried or dried 15
10 08022100 Fresh or dried unhulled hazelnuts 15
11 08022200 Fresh or dried shelled hazelnuts 15
12 08023100 Fresh or dried unshelled walnuts 15
13 08023200 Fresh or dried shelled walnuts 15
14 08024110 Unhulled chestnut 15
15 08024290 Shelling other chestnuts 15
16 08025100 Unhulled Pistachio Fruit 15
17 08025200 Pistachios in shells 15
18 08026190 Unhulled Other Macadamia Nuts 15
19 08026200 Roasted Macadamia Nuts 15
20 08028000 Betel nuts 15
21 08029030 Pine nuts, fresh or dried 15
22 08029090 Other fresh or dried nuts 15
23 08031000 Fresh or dried plantain 15
24 08039000 Fresh or dried other bananas 15
25 08041000 Fresh or dried dates 15
26 08042000 Fresh or dried figs 15
27 08043000 Fresh or dried pineapple 15
28 08044000 Fresh or dried avocados 15
29 08045010 Fresh or dried guava 15
30 08045020 Fresh or dried mango 15
31 08045030 Fresh or dried mangosteen 15
32 08051000 Fresh or dried orange 15
33 08052190 Fresh or dried other citrus 15
34 08052200 Fresh or Dried Clementine Orange 15
35 08052900 Other fresh or dried Weil kumquats and hybrid citrus 15
36 08054000 Fresh or dried grapefruit, including grapefruit 15
37 08055000 Fresh or dried lemons and limes 15
38 08059000 Other fresh or dried citrus fruits 15
39 08061000 Fresh grapes 15
40 08062000 Raisins 15
41 08071100 Fresh watermelon 15
42 08071910 Fresh cantaloupe 15
43 08072000 Fresh papaya 15
44 08081000 Fresh apples 15
45 08083010 Fresh Yali and Sydney 15
46 08083090 Other fresh pears 15
47 08092100 Fresh sour cherries 15
48 08092900 Other fresh cherries 15
49 08093000 Peach, including fresh nectarine 15
50 08094000 Fresh plum and Li 15
51 08101000 Fresh strawberries 15
52 08102000 Fresh raspberry, blackberry, mulberry and roganberry 15
53 08104000 Fresh Cranberries and Bilberries 15
54 08105000 Kiwifruit 15
55 08106000 Fresh Durian 15
56 08107000 Persimmon 15
57 08109010 Fresh lychees 15
58 08109030 Fresh Longan 15
59 08109040 Bright red Maodan 15
60 08109050 Fresh lychee 15
61 08109060 Fresh Carambola 15
62 08109070 Lotus fog 15
63 08109080 Pitaya 15
64 08109090 Other fresh fruit 15
65 08111000 Frozen strawberries 15
66 08112000 Frozen other berries 15
67 08119090 Other frozen fruits and nuts 15
68 08121000 Temporarily preserved cherries 15
69 08129000 Other fruits and nuts temporarily stored 15
70 08131000 Dried apricots 15
71 08132000 Dried plums and dried plums 15
72 08133000 Dried apples 15
73 08134010 Dried longan and meat 15
74 08134020 Persimmon 15
75 08134030 Dried dates 15
76 08134040 Dried Litchi 15
77 08134090 Other dried fruits 15
78 08135000 Assorted Nuts or Dried Fruits in this Chapter 15
79 22041000 Sparkling wine 15
80 22042100 Wines made from freshly packaged small grapes 15
81 22042200 Wines made from fresh grapes packed in containers of 2 liters or more but not more than 10 litres 15
82 22042900 Other packaged wines made from fresh grapes 15
83 22043000 Other wine grape juice 15
84 22072000 Modified ethanol and other alcohols of any concentration 15
85 12112010 American ginseng fresh, cold, frozen or dried 15
86 12112091 Other Fresh Ginseng 15
87 12112099 Other cold, frozen or dried ginseng 15
88 73041110 Stainless steel oil or gas casing with outside diameter greater than or equal to 215.9 mm, but not exceeding 406.4 mm 15
89 73041120 Stainless steel oil or gas casing with outside diameter greater than 114.3 mm but less than 215.9 mm 15
90 73041130 Stainless steel oil or gas casing with outer diameter not exceeding 114.3 mm 15
91 73041190 Other stainless steel oil or gas casing 15
92 73041910 Non-stainless steel oil or natural gas casing of outside diameter 215.9 mm but not exceeding 406.4 mm
93 73041920 Non-stainless steel oil or natural gas casing of outside diameter 114.3 mm but less than 215.9 mm 15
94 73041930 Non-stainless steel or natural gas casing with outside diameter not exceeding 114.3 mm 15
95 73041990 Other non-stainless steel oil or gas casing 15
96 73042210 Stainless steel drill pipe with outer diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm 15
97 73042290 Other stainless steel drill pipes 15
98 73042310 Non-stainless steel drill pipes with outer diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm 15
99 73042390 Other non-stainless steel drill pipes 15
100 73042400 Natural Gas Casings and Guide Tubes, for Other Stainless Steel Drilling Oils 15
101 73042910 Casings, ducts and drill pipes for drilling oil and gas with a yield strength of less than 552 MPa 15
102 73042920 Casings, ducts and drill pipes for oil and gas drilling with a yield strength of 552 MPa but less than 758 MPa 15
103 73042930 Casings, ducts and drill pipes for drilling oil and gas with yield strength 758 MPa or more 15
104 73043110 Cold-rolled steel seamless boiler tubes 15
105 73043120 Cold rolled seamless geologic drill pipe and casing 15
106 73043190 Other cold rolled iron seamless round sections 15
107 73043910 Non-rolled iron seamless boiler tubes 15
108 73043920 Non-cold-rolled seamless geologic drill pipe casing 15
109 73043990 Non-cold rolled iron other seamless 15
110 73044110 Cold-rolled stainless steel seamless boiler tubes 15
111 73044190 Cold rolled stainless steel other seamless tubes 15
112 73044910 Non-cold-rolled stainless steel seamless boiler tubes 15
113 73044990 Non-cold rolled stainless steel seamless pipes 15
114 73045110 Cold rolled other alloy steel seamless boiler tubes 15
115 73045120 Cold rolled other alloy steel seamless geological casing 15
116 73045190 Other cold-rolled alloy steel seamless tubes 15
117 73045910 Non-cold rolled seamless steel tubes for other alloy steels 15
118 73045920 Non-cold rolled seamless steel casing for other alloys 15
119 73045990 Non-cold rolled seamless steel round sections of other alloys 15
120 73049000 Seamless steel tubes and hollow profiles, not elsewhere specified 15
121 02031200 Fresh and cold pig forelegs, hind legs and meats 25
122 02031900 Other fresh and cold pork 25
123 02032190 Other Frozen Whole and Half Pork 25
124 02032200 Frozen pork bones, hind legs and their meat 25
125 02032900 Other frozen pork 25
126 02064100 Frozen pork liver 25
127 02064900 Other frozen pork chops 25
128 76020000 Waste aluminum scrap 25

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