[Global Times—Global Network Reporter Li Sikun] On the 3rd, local time in the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced the proposed list of Chinese goods to be levied tariffs based on the results of the "301 survey". Important area. A reporter from the Global Times searched for "vehicles" in the list of 1,300 proposed sanctions issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and found 96 and "motor vehicles", and 29.
Caption: Some motor vehicle products involved in the list of proposed tariffs on Chinese products issued by the United States
According to the recommendations of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, China ’s export of auto products and parts to the United States involved in the list will be subject to an additional 25% tariff. Some media analysts said that this means that “China is still in its infancy The export of American automobiles has been stifled in the bud. "Is the situation really so serious? What does this mean for the Chinese automotive industry?
"On the automobile side, the entire vehicle is basically limited, but the impact on us should not be particularly great. Because our exports to the United States are very small," Xu Haidong, assistant secretary general of the China Automobile Industry Association, accepted a reporter from Global Times. According to the interview, China ’s auto export industry to the United States will definitely be hit accordingly, but this will have no impact on the sale of our cars to other countries and the Chinese car going global. "We are just preparing for the United States and the European Union (automobile exports). We are always going in other countries. If we want to enter the United States and European Union markets, we can only say that we are going to work in this direction next time. The United States With this list of tax advice, companies may make appropriate adjustments in strategy and time. "
In the field of auto parts, Xu Haidong told reporters that although the United States is a major exporter of Chinese auto parts, not many auto parts are involved in the proposed list. Except for related products, nothing else has been involved. "It can be seen that the United States this time is mainly aimed at China's vehicle exports.
According to the latest US auto data provided to the reporter by the China Automobile Association, in 2017, China ’s auto exports to the United States amounted to US $ 17.623 billion, accounting for 21.13% of China ’s total auto exports. However, in terms of the vehicle export involved in the proposed taxation list, Xu Haidong introduced that in 2017, the number of Chinese vehicles exported to the United States was only 53,000, accounting for 5% of China's total vehicle exports for the year. However, China imported 280,200 vehicles from the United States, accounting for 22% of China's annual vehicle imports. "The United States accounts for the bulk of China's vehicle imports. It really fights the trade war and has restrictions on the United States. China's vehicles have not been exported to the United States on a large scale."
Trump has repeatedly stated in public that the United States imposes only a 2.5% tariff on cars imported from China, but China imposes a 25% tariff on imported cars, which is 10 times the U.S. tariff, which is obviously unfair. Xu Haidong told reporters that Trump would like to add a 25% tariff to all products on the list this time, mainly for gasoline vehicles, diesel vehicles, hybrid vehicles, pure electric vehicles and buses in our vehicles. However, in Xu Haidong's view, Trump's accusations against China are unjustifiable. Xu Haidong said that although China ’s vehicle tariff is 25%, which is relatively high compared to the United States, "but China is actually a developing country. Compared with other developing countries such as India and ASEAN, our tariff is still low. "We are a late-developing country in the automotive field and need to catch up. Proper tariff protection and policy protection are reasonable."
Chinese officials have repeatedly stated this year that they will lower tariffs on imported cars. At the Davos Forum held earlier this year, Liu He, the director of the Office of the Central Finance and Economics Leading Group and the deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, gave an example of auto import tariffs when interpreting China's economic policies, saying that China will reduce auto import tariffs in an orderly manner. . At the National Two Sessions held in March this year, in a government work report, Premier Li Keqiang pointed out that import tariffs on automobiles and some consumer goods should be lowered to open the market more vigorously to promote industrial upgrading and balanced development of trade.
Original title: China Automobile Association Expert: Really Fights Trade War, American Cars Cannot Take Advantage
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