These are the produce items from China hit with 25% tariff


Last week President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products coming to the United States, some of which will affect the U.S. produce market.

In response, China said May 13 that it will raise tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. products starting June 1. In the list of $200 billion coming to the United States is a broad mix of products, of which food is a small part.

However, the following vegetables are in the list: beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, garlic, mushrooms, onions, peppers, potatoes, squash, spinach, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.

These fruits and nuts are in the list: almonds, apples, bananas, blueberries, cashews, chestnuts, clementines, coconuts, cranberries, dates, figs, grapes, guavas, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, mandarins, oranges, peaches, pears, pecans, pineapples, pistachios, quinces, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts.

According to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. imported $4.9 billion in agriculture products in 2018. The leading categories were processed fruits and vegetables ($1.2 billion), fruit and vegetable juices ($393 million), snack foods ($222 million), spices ($167 million), and fresh vegetables ($160 million).

By Blue Book Service