It also includes consumer goods ranging from auto tires, furniture, wood products, handbags and suitcases, to dog and cat food, baseball gloves, carpets, doors, bicycles, skis, golf bags, toilet paper and beauty products.
The US Trade Representative's office announced a $200 billion list on Wednesday of Chinese goods for possible 10 percent tariffs including fish, apples and burglar alarms.
The Trump administration is preparing another round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion, ramping up the US-China trade war.
The US complains that China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance.
The list of products facing tariffs is long and varied - everything from vacuum cleaners and TV components to bricks, tires and badger hair shaving brushes (!) (I'll pull together a longer list ASAP).
The Trump administration on July 6 imposed 25 per cent duties on US$34 billion in Chinese imports, the first time the president has implemented tariffs directly on Beijing after threatening to do so for months.
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Meanwhile, US Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee called the move "reckless".
"We can not turn a blind eye to China's mercantilist trade practices, but this action falls short of a strategy that will give the administration negotiating leverage with China while maintaining the long-term health and prosperity of the American economy".
Farmer Terry Davidson walks through his soy fields July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois, the same day China imposed retaliatory tariffs aimed at the U.S. soybean market. "There is no justification for such action". He directed Lighthizer to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for tariffs if China retaliated against United States penalties that are meant to punish the country for intellectual property theft. The global tally for retaliation against U.S. exports, including by Canada, Mexico and the European Union over steel and aluminum tariffs, will be some $75 billion, according to an analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association, a lobbying group, said United States businesses and consumers will lose from the administration's trade battle.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) was quick to condemn the proposal, saying it will punish American consumers. The Chinese government's industrial strategy to make its goods competitive on the global market, in place since 2015, seems to have been one of the key instigators of Trump's trade war.
Louis Kuijs, Hong Kong-based Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics, said China's policy response is likely to be limited for now.
The earliest they would come into effect is September.
"China has no option but to fight fire with fire".