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Import tariff

On the 4th of April, 2018, China announced import tariffs of 25% on 106 tariff lines in retaliation to the introduction of tariffs by the USA. However, the announcement left the enforcement of such action to a later, unspecified date.

The items targeted include pork, soybeans, aeroplanes and chemicals. According to the official announcement, items covered by the tariffs amount to around USD 50 billion of exports.

China issued an official notification to the WTO of suspension of concessions to the USA before this act was implemented, stating that it was in response to a US tariff change announced in 2017. Please see related state acts for more information.




011 Cereals
1001 Wheat and meslin.
100119 Other
100199 Other
1005 Maize (corn).
100590 Other
1007 Grain sorghum.
100790 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
1201 Soya beans, whether or not broken.
120190 Other
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240110 Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped
5201 Cotton, not carded or combed.
520100 Cotton, not carded or combed.
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless
0206 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020629 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200893 Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium vitisidaea)
2009 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200911 Frozen
200912 Not frozen, of a Brix value not exceeding 20
218 Cotton linters
1404 Vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.
140420 Cotton linters
241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220830 Whiskies
250 Tobacco products
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240120 Tobacco, partly or wholly stemmed/stripped
2402 Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
240210 Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco
240220 Cigarettes containing tobacco
2403 Other manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes; “homogenised” or “reconstituted” tobacco; tobacco extracts and essences.
240391 “Homogenised” or “reconstituted” tobacco
334 Petroleum gases & other gaseous hydrocarbons, except natural gas
2711 Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
271112 Propane
341 Basic organic chemicals
2903 Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons.
290315 Ethylene dichloride (ISO) (1,2dichloroethane)
2926 Nitrilefunction compounds.
292610 Acrylonitrile
2934 Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds.
293499 Other
347 Plastics in primary forms
3901 Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
390110 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
390190 Other
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390410 Poly(vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances
3906 Acrylic polymers in primary forms.
390690 Other
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390720 Other polyethers
390730 Epoxide resins
390740 Polycarbonates
390799 Other
3908 Polyamides in primary forms.
390810 Polyamide6, 11, 12, 6,6, 6,9, 6,10 or 6,12
390890 Other
3910 Silicones in primary forms.
391000 Silicones in primary forms.
3911 Petroleum resins, coumaroneindene resins, polyterpenes, polysulphides, polysulphones and other products specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391190 Other
3912 Cellulose and its chemical derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391211 Nonplasticised
348 Synthetic rubber & mixtures thereof in primary forms
4002 Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading 40.01 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
400239 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340213 Nonionic
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3403 Lubricating preparations (including cuttingoil preparations, bolt or nut release preparations, antirust or anticorrosion preparations and mould release preparations, based on lubricants) and preparations of a kind used for the oil or grease treatment o
340319 Other
340399 Other
3506 Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg.
350691 Adhesives based on polymers of headings 39.01 to 39.13 or on rubber
3811 Antiknock preparations, oxidation inhibitors, gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anticorrosive preparations and other prepared additives, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils.
381129 Other
3815 Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified or included.
381512 With precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance
381519 Other
381590 Other
3822 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
382200 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3920 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, noncellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials.
392010 Of polymers of ethylene
392062 Of poly(ethylene terephthalate)
392099 Of other plastics
3921 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics.
392190 Other
369 Other plastics products
3919 Selfadhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls.
391990 Other
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392690 Other
391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
2303 Residues of starch manufacture and similar residues, beetpulp, bagasse and other waste of sugar manufacture, brewing or distilling dregs and waste, whether or not in the form of pellets.
230330 Brewing or distilling dregs and waste
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870840 Gear boxes and parts thereof
496 Aircraft & spacecraft; parts
8802 Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
880240 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg

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