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President Donald Trump said Thursday he will expand tariffs to virtually all imports from China on September 1. The move is expected to raise the cost of household products ranging from cellphones to clothing.
The tariffs will hit roughly $300 billion worth of its Chinese imports, a move Trump had previously said he would hold off on throughout negotiations between the two sides. About $250 billion worth of Chinese goods are already subject to a 25% duty.
Companies and industry representatives testified before trade officials in Washington this year to warn that move could lead to higher prices and threaten US jobs. Economists say the burden of tariffs falls on importers at home.
Here is a list of the major items that would be targeted, according to documents from the Office of the US Trade Representative.
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Electronics: A wide range of electronics including cellphones and related materials, telephone sets, food grinders and processors, headphones, recorders, microwave ovens, electrothermic appliances such as hairdryers, lithium-ion batteries, video monitors, television accessories
Machinery and mechanical appliances: Ceiling fans, burners, furnaces, dishwashing machines, dryers, parts of fire extinguishers, ovens, cooking stoves, lawnmowers, printers, snowplows, cranes, brewing machinery, baking instruments, knitting and weaving machines, chainsaws, keyboards, scanners, cash registers
Live animals: horses, mules, cows, buffalo, swine, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, primates, whales, dolphins, porpoises, manatees, dugongs, seals, sea lions, walruses, camels, rabbits, hares, foxes, mammals, reptiles, birds of prey, bees, live insects other than bees
Meat: Cuts and carcasses of cattle, pigs, lamb, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineafowls, primates, whales, dolphins, porpoises, manatees, dugongs, seals, seal lions or walruses, camels, reptiles
Fish and seafood: Cod, haddock, Alaska pollack, salmon, Bregamacerotidae
Other animal products: Eggs, milk and cream of various fat contents, yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, other dairy products and spreads, fats and oils derived from milk, a wide range of cheeses including American, cheddar, gouda, romano, colby, swiss, cheese substitutes, hair, guts, bladders, stomachs, feathers, animal feed
Plants: Live plants and bulbs of tulips, lilies, roses, orchids, and various other flower types, foliage, branches, mosses and lichens
Vegetables: Potatoes, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, head lettuce, other lettuce, Witloof chicory, cucumbers, lima beans, chickpeas, pigeon peas, asparagus, eggplants, spinach, artichokes, olives, pumpkins, lentils, fiddlehead greens, brussels sprouts, olives, truffles, capers, dried seeds, yams, an assortment of canned vegetables
Fruit and nuts: Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, kola nuts, areca nuts, pignolias, plantains, avocados, grapefruit, lemons, various types of limes, citrus fruit not elsewhere specified or included, grapes, watermelons, cantaloupes, melons, papayas, apricots, sour cherries, plums, prunes and sloes, raspberries and loganberries, blackberries and mulberries, kiwi, durians, other cherries, canned juices of various fruits
Coffee, tea and spices: Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, black tea, green tea, pepper, paprika, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, mace, cumin, ginger, saffron, turmeric, thyme, bay leaves, curry, dill
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