Intermediate goods and capital equipment — such as electric motors, bicycle parts and plastics — delivered to American factories and workshops make up the largest share of US imports from China.
Higher costs for these supplies, which are directly involved in production processes, make American products less competitive. This makes US-made exports more expensive.
About 37% of US imports from China are computers and electronic device. All trade in this category may be taxed at 25%.
American offices, factories, schools and homes will find it more difficult to make the investments necessary to keep pace with changing information technology.