The United States will initially apply a 10% import tariff on a range of agricultural commodity imports from China, before raising the rate to 25% at the start of next year, as part of its continuing response to what it regards as Unfair Trading Practises by the Asian country.

The import duty will rise to 25% in January, 2019.

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a final list of approximately USD 200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to a 10% tariff effective September 24, 2018, which will increase to 25% as of January 1, 2019.

The list, which totals 6,031 tariff lines, is predominantly made up of products previously announced by the USTR in July and includes many agricultural items including fruit juices, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, edible nuts, dried fruit, meat, spices, grains and oilseeds, among others.