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What will be affected?

It’s shocking to see how many essential items are dependent on foreign suppliers. There are more than 1300 products to which the US has proposed to add a 25% tariff. You can go here to find the full list and we’ll hit some of the highlights in this summary:

Tires, tire retreading products, all rubber products including but not limited to stoppers, caps, lids, hoses, belts, tubes, pipes etc. This will affect everything that rolls or is contained.
Antifreeze and de-icing fluids
Iron and iron alloys and steel products
Aluminum and alloys
Nuclear reactors and parts
Central heating units and parts, furnace burners and all parts, furnaces, ovens, and water heaters,
Turbines of all kinds, combustion piston engines, ignitions, compressors
Hydraulic engines, pneumatic engines, turbo engines
Pumps of all kinds
Machinery for food production commercial and home use
Papermaking and bookmaking, anything printed
Cartons, boxes, containers for mailing and shipping
Textile machines, any and everything to do with needlework of any kind in textiles
Metalworks: Anything to do with machinery involved in this industry, drilling, milling, grinding, smoothing, shaping, punching, polishing, etc.
Woodworking machinery of any all kinds
Cast iron parts and products
Chainsaws and parts
Cash registers
Anything to do with computers, electronics, magnetic storage, whole or in parts
Medical devices
Car computer components,
Concrete mixers
Earthmoving, crushing, grinding, and sorting machinery of all kinds
Glass optic machinery
Assembly machinery of all kinds
Vacuum molding machinery
Thermoforming machinery
Rope and cable manufacturing machinery, both metal and fiber
Floor polishers,
Trash compactors
Ball bearings
Electric motors
Generators of all applications from large to small
Lab equipment for all applications
Broadcast equipment
Safety control equipment (flight record data box for example)
Railway and shipping equipment of any and all types
Motor vehicles of all kinds. If it rolls it’s on the list.
If it flies it’s on the list as well as the parts to repair or assemble
If it floats it’s on the list.
Satellites of all kinds and all parts

And it isn’t just mechanical goods and electronics. A large number of medications and medical supplies will be affected:

Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) heart health supplement increases oxygen
Quinone drugs including Malaria testing kits
Aromatic drugs derived from carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function, and their derivatives
Amfetamine (INN) benzfetamine (INN), dexamfetamine (INN), etilamfetamine used to treat ADHD, hyperactivity, narcolepsy, athletic performance and cognitive enhancer
antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents, monoamine drugs
cardiovascular drugs of amino-compounds with oxygen function

dermatological agents and local anesthetics
oxygen increase breathing drugs for cardio patients and asthmatics
Anesthesia drugs
Thyroid drugs, hormone drugs
TB drugs
Anti-malaria drugs
Immunological products and drugs
Vaccines for human medicine
Vaccines for veterinary medicine
Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic, diagnostic uses; toxins, cultures of micro-organisms
Diabetes drugs, testing strips, syringes
Asthma drugs
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine – vasodilators
Other medications containing alkaloids or derivatives
Medicaments containing vitamin B2 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
Medicaments containing vitamin B12 synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed for retail
Medicaments containing vitamin E synthesized from aromatic or mod. aromatic compounds, in dosage form or packed
Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer, coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances, packed for retail
Triethanolamine will affect surfactants (any detergent), emulsifiers, and cosmetics
Sterile surgical catgut, suture materials, tissue adhesives for wound closure, laminaria, laminaria tents, and absorbable hemostatic.
Algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
Drugs used to dilate the cervix
Blood-grouping reagents – medical blood tests
Opacifying preparation for X-ray examination; diagnostic reagent designed to be administered to the patient such as Barium for GI series, dyes, and stains for other radiologic tests
Antigens or antisera antiserum. A serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens. Also called immune serum. Human or animal serum containing one or more antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens and are administered to confer immunity.
Thorium – coats tungsten filaments used in old-fashioned light bulbs, TV’s, electronics, etc.
Dental cement and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cement
Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones or spermicides, birth control
Gel preparation use human/veterinary medicine lubricant in surgical operations, physical exam, or coupling agent between body & medical instrument, such as KY Jelly
Appliances identifiable for ostomy use

Are we screwed?

Maybe, maybe not. There’s no easy answer.

First of all, this hasn’t happened yet. It probably will, but so far these tariffs don’t exist. However, I advise you plan like it’s a “done deal.” If there are things you’ll be purchasing anyway, it doesn’t hurt to get ahead.

Secondly, this may end up creating more industry and jobs in the US. It’s really impossible to say whether that will be the end result or not. But one thing is sure, and I’ve written about it numerous times: consuming more than we produce is a dangerous way to live.

Finally, many of these things are products that we’ve lived without for centuries. Your budget may be tighter, your expenses may be higher, or you may just end up finding a workaround. It’s important to know about these things, but it’s even more important not to panic and to use this knowledge to empower yourself. You may have to revisit your budget if any of these things are essential and figure out where to cut so that you can still afford to purchase the needed items.
How do we prep for this?

Read over the lists above and take the time to go over to the government’s press release and read it over. When you’re reading, make a list of the items most likely to affect you and your family.

Then consider the following:

Is the item essential?
Can you stockpile it ahead of time?
Can you make it yourself?
Can you acquire it in another way?
What are the alternatives?

Make a plan NOW before things get more expensive or shortages occur.
Will these proposed tariffs affect you?

Are you concerned that a particular item on the list will hit your family especially hard? How do you plan to prepare for potential price increases or shortages? Do you think Trump and China will back down, or do you think the trade war is on?


Joe Rogan's Flashing?
I'm not worried.

We can still order this stuff from China, at a lower price.