Here's what's on the huge list of products that the US is targeting in new tariffs on China
The US is running out of Chinese exports to tax
12:23 PM, Jul 11, 2018
12:25 PM, Jul 11, 2018
The United States could soon run out of Chinese goods to tax if a trade war continues to escalate.
On Tuesday, it released a 195-page list of Chinese exports worth $200 billion facing a 10 percemt tariff. The move came after China retaliated Friday against US tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods by taxing American exports to the same value.
US tariffs on a further $16 billion of Chinese exports are coming soon, taking the total under threat to $250 billion. President Donald Trump has threatened to go much further — possibly targeting as much as $550 billion.
But that number exceeds the total value of Chinese goods imported by the United States last year ($506 billion) and there are signs that US officials are already beginning to struggle to compile new lists of targets.
Tuesday's list includes live trout, which hasn't been imported from China for decades, as Bloomberg first noted, as well as obscure items such as badger hair.
It also includes more recognizable exports, such as soy sauce and rice. They're among thousands of things that could soon get more expensive to import from China.
Here are more of the Chinese goods in the firing line this time.
— Natural graphite
— Quartz, chalk, marble and granite
— Silver and metal ores
— Hard coal (anthracite)
— Liquefied natural gas and propane
— Packing boxes and cases made of wood
— Raw silk
— Some types of wool
— Some types of cotton
— Some types of denim
— Handmade paper
— Porcelain or china ceramic wares
— Some types of glass, stainless steel, iron, lead, zinc and titanium
— Lead-acid storage batteries for electrically powered vehicles
— Lighting equipment used on bicycles
— Chassis fitted with engines for some motor vehicles
— Parts of farm wagons and carts
— Trailers and semi-trailers
— Tobacco cigarettes
— Epsom salts
— Dog and cat food
— Birds' eggs
— Human hair
— Badger hair
— Guts and bladders of animals
— Feathers used for stuffing and down
— Axes and machetes
— Bovine semen