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What security-related items are in the latest China-US tariff list?

What security-related items are in the latest China-US tariff list?
The United States has just announced tariffs of 10 percent on approximately US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports, among which are security-related items that US security players had asked the government not to include in the final tariff list.
In the latest round of the ongoing trade war between China and the United States, the US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) announced on September 17 that the U.S. would impose tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariffs would take effect on September 24, and the 10 percent rate would increase to 25 percent starting January 1, 2019.
Prior to the announcement of the final list, the USTR had sought the opinions of leaders of industries that might be affected by the tariffs. To this, Don Erickson, CEO of the US Security Industry Association (SIA), published comments on September 6 asking the USTR to remove 29 security-related items from the final list. His effort was to no avail as all of the items that he requested be removed made the list. These include the following, as listed by their subheadings (nesoi means “not elsewhere specified or included”):
8531.10.00 Electric burglar or fire alarms and similar apparatus
8537.10.91 Other boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets, etc., equipped with apparatus for electric control, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000, nesoi
8523.21.00 Cards incorporating a magnetic stripe
8523.52.00 Semiconductor media, "smart cards"
8471.60.90 Other input or output units of digital ADP machines, nesoi, not entered with the rest of a system
8534.00.00 Printed circuits, without elements
8471.80.40 Unit suitable for physical incorporation into automatic data processing machine or unit thereof, not entered with the rest of a system, nesoi
8518.90.81 Other parts of microphones & stands, loudspeakers, headphones & earphones nesoi, electric amplifiers, & electric sound amplifier sets, nesoi
8518.40.20 Audio-frequency electric amplifiers, other than for use as repeaters in line telephony
7407.10.50 Refined copper, bars and rods
7408.11.30 Refined copper, wire, w/maximum cross-sectional dimension over 9.5 mm
7411.10.10 Refined copper, tubes and pipes, seamless
8531.20.00 Indicator panels incorporating liquid crystal devices (LCD's) or light emitting diodes (LED's)
8531.90.15 Printed circuit assemblies of the panels of subheading 8531.20
8531.90.30 Printed circuit assemblies of electric sound or visual signaling apparatus, nesoi
8531.90.75 Parts of the panels of subheading 8531.20, other than printed circuit assemblies
8531.90.90 Parts of electric sound or visual signaling apparatus, nesoi
8507.20.80 Lead-acid storage batteries other than of a kind used for starting piston engines or as the primary source of power for electric vehicles
8525.80.30 Television cameras, nesoi.
8525.80.50 Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders, nesoi
9002.11.60 Mounted objective lenses for use in closed circuit television cameras, separately imported, w/ or w/o attached elec. connectors or motors
9002.90.85 Mounted lenses, n/obj., for use in closed circuit television cameras, separately imported, w/ or w/o attached elec. connectors or motors
8516.80.40 Electric heating resistors assembled only with simple insulated former and electrical connectors, used for anti-icing or de-icing
8516.80.80 Electric heating resistors, nesoi
8302.10.60 Iron or steel, aluminum, or zinc hinges and base metal parts thereof, not designed for motor vehicles
8302.41.60 Iron or steel, aluminum or zinc mountings, fittings & similar articles, nesoi, suitable for buildings, & base metal pts thereof
8302.41.90 Base metal (o/than iron/steel/aluminum/zinc) mountings, fittings and similar arts, nesoi, suitable for buildings & base metal parts thereof
8302.60.30 Base metal automatic door closers
8302.60.90 Base metal parts of automatic door closers

Hurting US security players

In his recommendations, Erickson mentioned that while the sanctions were meant to curb China's allegedly unfair trade practices in the market, the measures would ultimately hurt US companies and consumers. “North America is the largest market worldwide for security products. The U.S. is the largest contributor, where the security industry employs well over 1 million Americans,” he said. “Our members continue to be concerned that employing these measures will have significant negative consequences for the security industry and the U.S. workers it employs both directly and indirectly. Rather than change the unfair Chinese business practices they are intended to rectify, escalating tariffs will simply raise costs for businesses and consumers in the U.S.”
According to him, security players are dependent on a global value chain, which he said the newly-imposed sanctions did not adequately consider. “Not only will the additional tariffs hurt U.S. security manufacturers by increasing the cost of key components as they compete globally, but additional applicability to finished goods will directly increase the cost of several critically important security products that are widely utilized throughout the US security industry – such as burglar and fire alarm systems and video surveillance cameras.”
The impact on systems integrators would be significant as well, Erickson said. “They may have little ability to absorb the cost of increased tariffs, alter supplier arrangements, or to pass additional costs on to consumers. The vast majority of these companies are small businesses that compete fiercely for business within their region,” he said. “Together they provide thousands of skilled workers with good paying jobs, selling and installing equipment that helps protect the lives, homes and businesses of those in their community. Imposing significant cost increases of up to 25 percent on products they commonly use could force many of these small companies out of business, costing middle class jobs for security and fire alarm systems installers in the U.S., who earn an average of $47,100 annually.”
He added SIA and its member companies “favor open markets, competitiveness and innovation, as well as effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), which are crucial to the business models of many of our members, both in the United States, China, and elsewhere. The Administration should focus instead on working with industry and international trade partners to develop a joint approach to press China to make changes on issues of mutual concern.”

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