China Considering New Tariffs on 128 US Products

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 23, 2018

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China's commerce ministry said on Friday that it may impose additional tariffs on up to $3 billion of U.S. imports in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum products.

The ministry said it was considering implementing measures in two stages: first, a 15 percent tariff on 120 products including steel pipes, dried fruit and wine, and later, a 25 percent tariff on pork and recycled aluminum. 

Below is a list of 128 U.S. products drawn up by the ministry: 

 
                          First Stage
        Product   Product name
        code      
 First Category: fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts products
   1    08011100  Coconuts, desiccated
   2    08011200  Coconuts, endocarp
   3    08011990  Other coconut
   4    08012100  Brazil nuts, with shell
   5    08012200  Brazil nuts, shelled
   6    08013100  Cashew nuts, with shell
   7    08013200  Cashew nuts, shelled
   8    08021100  Almonds, with shell
   9    08021200  Almonds, shelled
  10    08022100  Hazelnuts, with shell
  11    08022200  Hazelnuts Kernel
  12    08023100  Walnuts, with shell
  13    08023200  Walnut, shelled
  14    08024110  Chinese chestnuts, with shell
  15    08024290  Other chestnuts, shelled
  16    08025100  Pistachios, with shell
  17    08025200  Pistachios, shelled
  18    08026190  Other Hawaiian nuts, with shell
  19    08026200  Macadamia nuts, shelled
  20    08028000  Areca nuts
  21    08029030  Pine nuts, shelled
  22    08029090  Nuts, fresh or dried
  23    08031000  Plantains, fresh or dried
  24    08039000  Other bananas, fresh or dried, other than plantains
  25    08041000  Dates, fresh or dried
  26    08042000  Figs, fresh or dried
  27    08043000  Pineapples, fresh or dried
  28    08044000  Avocados, fresh or dried
  29    08045010  Guavas, fresh or dried
  30    08045020  Mangoes, fresh or dried
  31    08045030  Mangosteens, fresh or dried
  32    08051000  Oranges, fresh or dried
  33    08052190  Other mandarins (including Clementines and satsumas)
  34    08052200  Clementines 
  35    08052900  Wilkings and similar citrus hybrids
  36   08054000  Grapefruit (including pomelo) 
  37   08055000  Lemons and limes 
  38   08059000  Citrus fruit, not specified
  39   08061000  Grapes, fresh
  40   08062000  Grapes,dried
  41   08071100  Watermelons, fresh
  42   08071910  Honeydew melons, fresh
  43   08072000  Papaws(papayas), fresh
  44   08081000  Apples, fresh
  45   08083010  Ya pears, Hsueh pears, fresh
  46   08083090  Other pears, fresh
  47   08092100  Sour cherries(prunus cerasus), fresh
  48   08092900  Other cherries, fresh
  49   08093000  Peaches, including nectarines, fresh
  50   08094000  Plums and sloes, fresh
  51   08101000  Strawberries, fresh
  52   08102000  Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries, fresh
  53   08104000  Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium 
  54   08105000  Kiwi fruit, fresh
  55   08106000  Durians, fresh
  56   08107000  Persimmon, fresh
  57   08109010  Lychee, fresh
  58   08109030  Longan, fresh
  59   08109040  Rambutan, fresh
  60   08109050  Sweetsop, fresh
  61   08109060  Carambola, fresh
  62   08109070  Lotus-Fog fruit, fresh
  63   08109080  Dragon fruit, fresh
  64   08109090  fruit, fresh, not specified
  65   08111000  Strawberries, frozen
  66   08112000  Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, currants and gooseberries, frozen
  67   08119090  Other fruit and nuts, frozen
  68   08121000  Cherries, provisionally preserved
  69   08129000  Other fruit and nuts, provisionally preserved
  70   08131000  Apricots
  71   08132000  Prunes
  72   08133000  Apples, dried
  73   08134010  Longans and longan pulp
  74   08134020  Persimmons
  75   08134030  Red jujubes
  76   08134040  Lychee, dried
   77  08134090  Fruit, dried, not specified
   78  08135000  Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this chapter
Second Category: Wine
   79  22041000  Sparkling wine
   80  22042100  Non-sparkling wine or grape juice added with alcohol to stop fermentation, in containers holding 2L or less
   81  22042200  Non-sparkling wine or grape juice added with alcohol to stop fermentation, in containers holding more than 2L but less than 10L
   82  22042900  Non-sparkling wine or grape juice added with alcohol to stop fermentation, in containers holding  more than 10L
   83  22043000  Grape juice other than that of heading item No. 20.09 
Third category: Ethyl alcohol, denatured
   84  22072000  Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
Fourth category: American ginseng
   85  12112010  American ginseng
   86  12112091  Other ginseng roots, fresh
   87  12112099  Ginseng roots, not specified
Fifth category: Tubes, pipes, seamless 
   88  73041110  Line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines, of stainless steel, 215.9mm≤external diameter≤406.4mm  
   89  73041120  Line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines, of stainless steel, 114.3mm<external diameter≤<215.9mm  
   90  73041130  Line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines, of stainless steel, external diameter ≤114.3mm    
   91  73041190  Stainless steel natural gas and crude oil pipeline, diameter>406.4mm
   92  73041910  Stainless steel  natural gas and crude oil pipeline, of other steel, 215.9mm≤ external diameter ≤406.4mm
   93  73041920  Stainless steel natural gas and crude oil pipeline, 114.3mm<external diameter<215.9mm
   94  73041930  Stainless steel natural gas and crude oil pipeline external diameter ≤114.3mm
   95  73041990  Other steel made natural gas and crude oil pipeline, external diameter>406.4mm
   96  73042210  Stainless steel made pipes used for drilling in gas and oil exploration, external diameter≤168.3mm
   97  73042290  Stainless steel made pipes used for drilling in gas and oil exploration, external diameter>168.3mm
   98  73042310  other steel made pipes used for drilling in gas and oil exploration, external diameter≤168.3mm
   99  73042390  Other steel made pipes  used for drilling in gas and oil exploration, external diameter >168.3mm
  100  73042400  Seamless steel pipes used in oil and gas drilling 
  101  73042910  Seamless steel pipes with a yield strength not exceeding 552mpa
  102  73042920  Seamless steel pipes used in oil and gas drilling with a yield strength of more than 552mpa, but not exceeding 758mpa
  103  73042930  Other steel pipes used in oil and gas drilling  With a yield strength of more than 758mpa
  104  73043110  Cold rolled boiler pipes 
  105  73043120  Other cold rolled pipes or seamless pipe made with steel 
  106  73043190  Other cold rolled steel pipes 
 107   73043910  Boiler tubes and pipes, seamless, of iron (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled) or plain steel
 108   73043920  Geological casing and drill pipes, seamless, of iron (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled ) or plain steel
 109   73043990  Tubes or pipes, having circular cross-section, seamless, of iron (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled) or plain steel, not elsewhere specified or included
 110   73044110  Boiler tubes and pipes, seamless, of cold-drawn or cold-rolled stainless steel
 111   73044190  Tubes or pipes, of circular cross-section, seamless, of cold-drawn or cold-rolled stainless steel, not elsewhere specified or included
 112   73044910  Boiler tubes and pipes, seamless, of stainless steel (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled)
 113   73044990  Tubes or pipes, of circular cross-section, seamless, of stainless steel (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled), not elsewhere specified or included
 114   73045110  Boiler tubes and pipes, seamless, of other alloy steel (cold-drawn or cold-rolled)
 115   73045120  Geological casing and drill pipes ,seamless, of other alloy steel ( cold-drawn or cold-rolled)
 116   73045190  Tubes or pipes, seamless of circular cross-section, of alloy steel (cold-drawn or cold-rolled), not elsewhere specified or included
 117   73045910  Boiler tubes and pipes ,seamless, of other alloy steel (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled)
 118   73045920  Geological casing and drill pipes, seamless, of other alloy steel (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled)
 119   73045990  Tubes or pipes, seamless, of circular cross-section, of alloy steel (not cold-drawn or cold-rolled), not elsewhere specified or included
 120   73049000  Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, not elsewhere specified of (other than cast iron)
                         Second stage
Sixth category: Pork and pork products
 121   02031200  Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in, of swine, fresh or chilled
 122   02031900  Other pork, fresh or chilled
 123   02032190  Other pork of swine, carcasses and half-carcasses, frozen
 124   02032200  Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in, of swine, frozen
 125   02032900  Other frozen pork
 126   02064100  Livers of swine, frozen
 127   02064900  Other edible offal of swine, frozen
Seventh category: Aluminum scrap
 128   76020000  Aluminum waste and scrap
 (Source: China's Ministry of Commerce)
 
 
(Reporting by Liangping Gao and Ryan Woo; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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