Houston Will Likely Be Little Affected By New China Tariffs

Scrap aluminum, steel pipe and ethanol make up for the largest affected exports to China.

By Florian MartinApril 3, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

China has slapped tariffs on 128 American products in retaliation for a similar move by the Trump administration.

Among them are ethanol, scrap aluminum and steel pipe.

The value of those combined commodities amounts to about $400,000 worth of exports to China every year, Patrick Jankowski, regional economist with the Greater Houston Partnership, said.

“That sounds like a lot, but we export $7.7 billion worth of goods to China,” he said. “You do the math, it’s around five percent of our exports to China that are going to be impacted by these tariffs.”

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