On September 17, 2018, Trump ZF announced in a statement that it would impose a 10% import tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports from September 24, and that it would raise the tariff rate to 25% on January 1, 2019. The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) released a detailed tariff list of the taxed products (including 5745 items).
After a six-day public hearing at the end of August to seek public comment, USTR removed 297 tariff breakdowns and subcategories from the list drawn up on July 10, including smart watches, Bluetooth equipment and other specific consumer electronics products, specific chemicals, textiles (18 tax items were deleted, see Table 2), agricultural products, and first. Some safety and health products such as bicycle helmets, rubber, plastic gloves, hospital hygiene supplies, etc. For China's textile industry, the list still includes 917 tariff items in chapters 50 to 60, covering all kinds of textile yarns, fabrics, industrial manufactured goods and some household textiles, involving annual exports of more than $4 billion.