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The United States government imposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods

Sep 20, 2018

As of 0 a.m. local time on September 7, the official website of the office of the United States trade representative (ustr) did not announce any changes to the tariff measures.


The jury is still out on whether to add another 10% or 25%, CNN reported.

According to two media reports, 40 percent of U.S. imports from China last year were included in the duties.


"For some time, the United States has seriously violated wto rules and repeatedly introduced unilateral measures, which has continuously escalated trade frictions between China and the United States," gao feng, spokesman of China's ministry of commerce, said Thursday.

If the us side ACTS arbitrarily and takes any new tariff measures against China regardless of the opposition of the vast majority of enterprises in the opinion, China will have to make necessary countermeasures.


How many textile enterprises and products are involved?


The trump administration released a list on July 10 of proposed tariffs of 10 percent on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, including seafood, fruits and vegetables, yarn, wool and raincoat jackets.


According to the statistics of China chamber of commerce for textile import and export, the proposed tax list of the United States covers 6031 tax Numbers, of which more than 1,000 tax Numbers for textile and apparel products cover the vast majority of textile raw materials, semi-finished products and a small number of clothing accessories, mainly including textile raw materials (cotton, silk, wool, hemp, etc.).

Yarn and fabrics (made of cotton, wool, silk, hemp, chemical fiber, glass fiber, etc.);

The carpet;

Industrial textiles;

Leather and fur clothing, hats and gloves, plastic raincoats, etc.

China's larger exports to the United States of woven garments, knitted garments and household textile manufactured goods are not included in the list.

China's textile and apparel exports to the United States amount to about $10.3 billion, accounting for 22.6 percent of China's textile, apparel and raw materials exports to the United States and involving about 20,000 export enterprises.