WASHINGTON — President Trump is moving forward with new tariffs on more than 5,700 products imported from China — including virtually every type of tire — worth an estimated $200 billion.
The tariffs will start at 10 percent starting Sept. 24 and then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019.
Most business sectors in the U.S., including the auto aftermarket, received the news with dismay, but some — such as U.S. retreaders — hailed the tariffs as a key protection against an onslaught of unfairly underpriced Chinese imports.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the final list of goods, coming to 194 pages with a total of 5,745 tariff lines. The original list issued July 10 ran to 205 pages and contained 6.031 tariff lines.
The revised list contains hundreds of tire- and rubber-related items, including:
- Virtually every type of pneumatic tire, including …