New Report Reveals Tariff Cuts for 119 Made-in-America Products. Is Yours on the List?

October 27, 2015
By Michelle Kelley

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Guide for Exports Made-in-America

Since wrapping up negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) earlier this month, the Obama Administration has made very little information about the trade agreement available to the American public. With Congress not likely to put it to a vote until next year—an election year—the Administration has offered us a taste of what’s to come.

In a new guide published by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Administration reveals some of the made-in-America products (119 in total) that will benefit from the agreement’s tariff cuts. The Guide lists products by state, with each state showing only six goods that would receive preferential treatment in a TPP country. We found this arrangement less than ideal, as it may lead readers to believe that preferential treatment only applies to products from the state in which they are listed—which is not the case.

We’re also concerned that some readers may misinterpret the percentages listed next to products in the Guide. It should be noted that these percentages represent the maximum tariff rates U.S. goods currently face in TPP countries. They do not indicate how much the rates will be reduced.

To spare you the hassle of having to hunt for your product page-by-page, state-by-state, we pulled the complete product list from the Guide and present it to you in what we consider a more user-friendly manner (alphabetically).

According to TPP: 18,000 Tax Cuts on Made-in-America Exports, TPP will reduce or eliminate tariffs (referred to in the Guide as “taxes”) on the following made-in-America exports.

Air Conditioners
Aluminum
Amps
Antennas
Auto Parts
Automobile Engines
Barbecue Sauce
Beauty Products
Beef
Beer
Bicycle Parts
Blueberries
Boats
Boots
Bourbon
Bulldozers
Carpets
Cars
Caviar
Cement
Cheese
Cherries
Chili Peppers
Chocolate
Circuit Breakers and Protectors
Clay
Coal
Combines
Construction Equipment
Cookies
Copper Wire
Cotton Thread
Cranberry Juice
Dump Trucks
Electrical Wire
Eye Glasses
Feminine Products & Diapers
Fire Trucks
Forklifts
French Fries
Furniture
Games
Generator Sets
Grape Juice
Grapefruit
Guitars
Headphones
Herring
Hops
Ink
Insecticides
Iron & Steel
Jewelry
Ketchup
King Crab
Lamps
Leather Boots
Leather Wallets
Lemons
Lobster
Locomotives
Loudspeakers
Macadamia Nuts
Mineral Water
Motorcycles
Motors & Generators
Network Equipment
Nuts
Nuts & Bolts
Oil
Orange Juice
Oranges
Organic Soap
Paint
Paper
Pasta
Peanuts
Pecans
Plastic Containers
Plastic Products
Plastics
Plugs & Sockets
Pollock
Popcorn
Pork
Poultry
Printers
Processed Fish
Pyrex
Radio Satellites
Rubber
Salmon
Sausages
Scallops
Skis
Slot Machines
Soda Ash/Carbonates
Soda Pop
Soup
Soybean Products
Sporting Equipment
Sprayers
Sunflower Seeds
Surfboards
Tape
Tea
Tires
Tractors
Trailers
Transmissions
Trucks
Turkey
Walnuts
Wheat Products
Whiskey
Wire and Cable
Wood
Yarn

The Trans-Pacific Partnership covers trade in 12 nations:

  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • Vietnam

TPP: 18,000 Tax Cuts on Made-in-America Exports (U.S. Trade Representative)

 


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