The US now plans tariffs on more than 6,000 Chinese products worth $200 billion — here's what's included

The Trump administration has fired the latest shot in the ongoing trade war with China, highlighting $US200 billion worth of items that are eligible for a 10% tariff on products imported from China. Perhaps not surprisingly, the list is massive, spanning 195 pages. A number of product categories overlap with ones that were targeted in the first round of US tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods which went into effect last week. But the new list is impressive in both detail and scope, categorised by an extensive list of sub-indexes which align with World Trade Organisation protocols. To start off with, there’s a list of food and beverage products which runs for about 30 pages. Then there’s chemical products, electronics, and a huge list of fabrics. Next, there’s metals and machinery items, before the list rounds out with a range of different furniture and antique products. Here’s a breakdown of the main items within each product category: Food and beverage items: Seafood, dairy products, wheat and grain, nuts, dried fruits, fruit juices, mineral water, and beer and wine products. Chemicals: Chemical-based products and concentrates which appear to comprise a vast number of elements in the periodic table. Electronics: Various domestic electrical appliances, flashlights, lamps, ovens, microwaves, television and radio. Fabrics: Leather, travel bags, fur products, wool, cotton, synthetic fibres, textiles, woven and knitted products. Metals and machinery: Precious metals, alloys, iron ore and steel products, copper, nickel, zinc, tin, interchangeable tools, combustion engines, air conditioning units, hyrdolic jacks, cranes and pipes. Vehicles: Bikes, tractors, trailers, cars, car parts and vessels (boats). Furniture and antiques: Chairs, seats, couches, mattresses, tables, paintings, original sculptures, and lastly, “antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years.” SEE ALSO: Trump just kicked the trade war with China into high gear Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A Nobel Prize-winning economist says 'non-competes' are keeping wages down for all workers

 
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