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China Mulls 15 Percent Tariff on Imported Steel, 25 Percent Pork Tax

China Mulls 15 Percent Tariff on Imported Steel, 25 Percent Pork Tax
(Httin/Dreamstime)

Friday, 23 March 2018 09:37 AM

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 gaspipelines, 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

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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.
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