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From carrots to carpets – Chinese items hit by new US tariffs

Alanna Petroff
Senior Economics Correspondent at Yahoo Finance UK
Carrots and a range of other fruits and vegetables from China now face new 10% tariffs at the US border. Photo: Frederic J Brown/Getty Images

The US government imposed new 10% tariffs on 5,745 Chinese items on Monday, which will raise the price of $200bn worth of Chinese imports each year.

The tariffs, combined with the existing 25% tariffs on $50bn in Chinese goods, cover nearly half of all imports that the US receives from China.

Here is an overview of some items that are facing new tariffs to get into the US market:

Fruit, vegetables and nuts: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, celery, peas, tomatoes, cashews, pistachios and pecans

Fish and seafood: Trout, salmon, halibut, yellowfin tuna, shark fins and squid

Tobacco: Different types of tobacco, cigars and cigarettes

Chemicals: Including herbicides and insecticides

Cosmetics and personal care: Lipstick, eye make-up, sunscreen, shampoo, deodorants and antiperspirants

Photography: Photographic paper and film, along with the equipment used to develop photos

Home improvement: Types of vinyl flooring, carpets, fabrics, chandeliers and lights

Wood and paper: Paper products, toilet paper, envelopes and bamboo products

Commodities: Different gold, silver, platinum and palladium products, including gold leaf and silver powder

Machinery: Sewing machines, drilling machines, welding machines and vending machines

Miscellaneous: Soy sauce, types of handbags, parking meters, CD and DVD cases

You can view the full list of items from the US Trade Representative here. (The document is 194 pages long.)