Skip to Content

White House announces tariffs on Chinese goods

(NBC, KYMA/KECY) - The White House has announced new tariffs on imports of Chinese goods.

President Biden will raise tariffs on $18 billion of imports of goods from China, including electric vehicles, semiconductors, and certain steel and aluminum products to protect the strategic sectors and punish China for unfair trade practices.

Solar cells will increase from 25% to 50% and syringes and needles will go from zero to 50% this year.

The White House said the tariff rate for electric vehicles will quadruple, rising from 25% to 100% this year.

China's leading ev manufacturer, BYD, sells the automobiles for as low at $10,000.

China has denied the overcapacity accusation as "groundless" and accuses the U.S. of trying to prevent global competition.

Article Topic Follows: National Politics

Jump to comments ↓

NBC News

Author Profile Photo

Dillon Fuhrman

If you have any story ideas, reach out to him at


KYMA KECY is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content