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China’s tariffs could hit hard at areas that voted for Trump

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China is imposing tariffs of between 15% and 25% on 128 types of goods it imports from US firms, escalating a trade war initiated by Donald Trump.

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The list of goods, which includes metals, pork meat, and wine, could affect areas that voted heavily for Trump, according to the Financial Times.

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The 15% tariff on ginseng will most likely harm Wisconsin, the state that cultivates 95% of the medicinal root exported to China. It’s a state that Trump won in 2016.

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The 15% tariff on fruits and nuts will probably hit California’s Central Valley, which overwhelmingly backed Trump in 2016.

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The tariffs take effect April 2. The measure—a response to the 15-25% tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed by Trump last month—affect $3 billion in US exports.

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