The tariffs were first suggested by China two weeks ago. They were originally intended to be a negotiating tactic to pressure the United States into backing down from the trade war. When that didn’t work, it decided to launch the retaliatory tariffs instead.
The wine tariff is expected to negatively impact California’s wine region, while the tariff on pork will hit the hardest in farming areas, many of which voted for Trump, The New York Times reports.
120 products on the list will have a new 15-percent tariff, while 8 will have a new 25-percent tariff added, according to a list provided by China’s Ministry of Commerce.
The 25-percent tariff will apply primarily to pork products but also includes scrap aluminum.
Fresh or cold boned pig forelegs, hindquarters, and their meat
Other fresh or cold pork
Other frozen whole head and half pork
Frozen bone forelegs, pigs’ legs, and their meat
Other frozen pork
Frozen pork liver
Other frozen pork chops
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