White House announces US$34 billion in new duties on Chinese imports effective 6 July – another US$16 billion targeted for future duties. China expected to retaliate with reciprocal duties on U.S. goods.

On 15 June 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the imposition of additional 25 percent tariffs (i.e., a 25 percent tax) on US$34 billion in annual imports from China. The new duties will be effective 6 July 2018 and apply to 818 product lines (List 1) covering (but not limited to): certain medical devices, parts and components; certain isotopes; aircraft and parts; various machinery and mechanical appliances classified in chapter 84 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS); certain  electrical machinery classified in chapter 85 of the HTSUS; various construction and agricultural equipment; vehicles and parts; and optical fiber cables.

Read more: White House announces US$34 billion in new duties on Chinese imports effective 6 July – another US$16 billion targeted for future duties. China expected to retaliate with reciprocal duties on U.S. goods.


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