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Inception date: 02 Apr 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On the first of April, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Financed published a directive stipulating increased tariffs on some US goods.

128 items were affected in total, including nuts, wines and steel pipes, which were among the 120 items to be hit with a 15% import tariff. A further eight items, including pork and aluminium waste, were hit with a 25% tariff.

This follows China's notification to the WTO in March on the suspension of concessions and other obligations stipulated in WTO Safeguard Agreement, see related intervention. The duties are imposed in reaction to the US steel and aluminium safeguard duties, see related state acts.

A few days following this, another tariff announcement was released, affecting further items. Please see related state act for more details.

Notably, a number of other countries also imposed retaliation measures in the form of duties in reaction to the imposition of steel and aluminium duties by the United States, see related state acts.




012 Vegetables
0807 Melons (including watermelons) and papaws (papayas), fresh.
080711 Watermelons
013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080211 In shell
080221 In shell
080231 In shell
080241 In shell
080251 In shell
080261 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
080830 Pears
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080929 Other
080940 Plums and sloes
0810 Other fruit, fresh.
081040 Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium
081050 Kiwifruit
081060 Durians
081090 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
0801 Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080112 In the inner shell (endocarp)
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.
121120 Ginseng roots
032 Non-wood forest products
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080290 Other
211 Meat & meat products
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020321 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other
0206 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020641 Livers
020649 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0801 Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080111 Desiccated
080119 Other
080132 Shelled
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080222 Shelled
080232 Shelled
080252 Shelled
080262 Shelled
0803 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
080390 Other
0804 Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
080410 Dates
080430 Pineapples
080440 Avocados
080450 Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080540 Grapefruit, including pomelos
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
0811 Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
081110 Strawberries
081120 Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, black, white or red currants and gooseberries
081190 Other
0813 Fruit, dried, other than that of headings 08.01 to 08.06; mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter.
081320 Prunes
081340 Other fruit
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.
412 Products of iron or steel
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730419 Other
730423 Other drill pipe
730424 Other, of stainless steel
730429 Other
730431 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730439 Other
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
730451 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730459 Other
730490 Other

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