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China may target American cherries, pistachios and sparkling wine with tariffs

Posted at 6:31 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 19:08:51-04

China may target American fruit, wine and pork producers.

Beijing has revealed a tentative list of 128 US exports that it may hit with tariffs to retaliate against President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.

China’s list raised the possibility of 15% tariffs on American cherries, almonds, wine, ethanol and steel pipes, and 25% on pork meat and recycled aluminum.

Trump announced separately Thursday that he would impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports to punish China for stealing American tech and trade secrets.

The US Department of Agriculture provided CNNMoney with 2017 export values for many of those products that China would target to retaliate for the steel and aluminum tariffs. The data was compiled by the Census Bureau and is categorized by federal commodity and shipping standards.

Fruit: $260.1 million exported to China, 6% of all US fruit exports

Cherries: $121.7 million
Oranges: $48.5 million
Grapes (fresh): $22.2 million
Grapes (dried): $18.9 million
Apples (fresh): $18.4 million
Apricots (fresh): $5.5 million
Plums: $5.1 million
Prunes (dried): $4.5 million
Strawberries: $3 million
Fruit and nuts: $2.3 million
Lemons and limes (fresh and dried): $1.3 million
Sour cherries: $1.3 million
Pears (fresh): $744,000
Figs: $457,000
Citrus fruits (fresh): $373,000
Grapefruit: $361,000
Cranberries: $232,000
Apples (dried): $136,000
Mandarins: $93,000
Peaches and nectarines: $56,000
Wilkings: $33,000

Wine: $74.6 million of wine exported to China, 5% of all US wine exports

Grape wines (in containers holding 2 liters or less): $67.6 million
Grape wines (in containers holding 2-10 liters): $3.7 million
Grape wines (in containers holding more than 10 liters): $2.1 million
Grape wine (unfermented): $674,000
Grape wines (sparkling): $526,000

Pork: $487.9 million exported to China, 9% of all US pork exports

Swine offal (frozen): $250.6 million
Swine cuts (frozen): $166 million
Swine hams (frozen): $69.4 million
Swine carcasses (frozen): $1.3 million
Swine cuts (fresh or chilled): $286,000
Swine hams (fresh or chilled): $147,000
Swine livers (frozen): 0
Swine carcasses (fresh or chilled): 0

Nuts: $224.9 million exported to China, 3% of all US nuts exports

Pistachios (in shell): $37.9 million
Nuts Nesoi: $35.8 million
Almonds (in shell): $24.3 million
Walnuts (no shell): $16.8 million
Walnuts (in shell): $15.5 million
Macadamia nuts (in shell): $9.4 million
Macadamia nuts (shelled): $76,000
Mixtures of nuts: $5.4 million
Almonds (no shell): $4.9 million
Hazelnuts (in shell): $2 million
Pistachios (shelled): $1.9 million
Cashew nuts (without the shell): $962,000
Cashew nuts (in shell): $9,000
Coconuts (in shell): $3,000
Brazil nuts: 0
Coconuts dessicated: 0

Ginseng: $22.6 million exported to China, 40% of all US ginseng exports

Ethanol alcohol: $32.2 million exported to China, 3% of all US ethanol alcohol exports