globe AsiaThe Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Sunday that it would be imposing duties on 128 different U.S. products beginning today, April 2. They provided the list of products last week, particularly targeting U.S. agriculture. The tariffs are on an estimated $3 billion worth of goods.

There will be a tariff of 15% on commodities such as fruits and nuts, wine, seamless steel pipes and modified ethanol. The 15% tariff will apply to 120 tariff lines, including the following:

  • Various fruits and nuts of HTS Chapter 8, including apples, oranges, lemons, limes, grapes, peaches, strawberries, bananas, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios.
  • Wine of HTS 2204
  • Modified ethanol of HTS 2207.20.00
  • Ginseng of HTS 1211.20
  • Certain seamless steel pipe of HTS 7304

In addition, there will be a 25% tariff on certain pork products and recycled aluminum from the U.S. The table below provides the information on the specific HTS subheading for the products subject to a 25% tariff.

Tariff Code Product
02031200 Fresh or chilled hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in
02031900 Fresh or chilled meat of swine (excl. carcasses and half-carcasses, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in)
02032190 Frozen carcasses and half-carcasses of swine
02032200 Frozen hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in
02032900 Frozen meat of swine (excl. carcasses and half-carcasses, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in)
02064100 Frozen edible livers of swine
02064900 Edible offal of swine, frozen (excl. livers)
76020000 Waste and scrap, of aluminum (excl. slags, scale and the like from iron and steel production, containing recoverable aluminum in the form of silicates, ingots or other similar unwrought shapes, of remelted waste and scrap, of aluminum, ashes and residues from aluminum production)

These tariffs come as a response to President Trump’s announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as his threat of tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese-made products. Please see our previous blogs on these here and here.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Stephen Brophy, or Nithya Nagarajan.

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Photo of Jeffrey Neeley Jeffrey Neeley

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export…

Jeffrey has more than 25 years of experience representing private parties in international trade remedies disputes in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions. He guides clients in matters including antidumping investigations, countervailing duties, subsidies, intellectual property disputes as well as related customs, export control, and other import/export issues.

Photo of Stephen Brophy Stephen Brophy

Stephen brings more than 20 years of international trade experience to Husch Blackwell. His practice focuses on trade relief and regulation, representing clients in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings. He has assisted clients with these and other related matters before the U.S.

Stephen brings more than 20 years of international trade experience to Husch Blackwell. His practice focuses on trade relief and regulation, representing clients in antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings. He has assisted clients with these and other related matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission. Stephen is also experienced with customs issues, including tariff classification, valuation and country of origin marking matters.

Photo of Nithya Nagarajan Nithya Nagarajan

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory…

Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She assists clients with administrative and regulatory actions before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and defends clients in appeals before the Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA panels and the World Trade Organization. In addition to her body of U.S. experience, Nithya is also well-versed in international trade issues in China and India.