Surprises lurk in Trump's China tariff list, from thermostats to vaping devices
Updated : June 27, 2018 11:14 PM IST
In an escalating tit-for-tat trade war, the United States has threatened to impose duties on up to $450 billion of Chinese imports, with the first $34 billion portion set to go into effect next month.
The first round of tariffs seeks to avoid consumer end products, suggesting a carefully crafted strategy to avoid a direct tax on voters.
According to a Reuters analysis of the 1,102 products targeted by the United States Trade Representative office, initially just 1% that will have a 25% tariff slapped on them in stages from July 6 are "consumer goods."
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