This article originally appeared on ABACUS The US government has released the list of products it will begin targeting with a 25 percent tariff , and as expected, it includes products that are central to China’s tech industry. The list doesn’t include cell phones, but does include many of their components -- like semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries. And there are also a range of non-tech products among the 1,333 items on the list, including poultry-keeping machinery, rifles, artificial joints and even flamethrowers. The release comes amid rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies, with fears of a trade war increasing. Despite concern from some industry watchers that the move might lead to higher prices for consumers -- the reaction from many was relief that the list didn’t include consumer items. Tariffs are heavy on manufacturing and industrial goods, less heavy on consumer and tech than previously expected... — Paul Triolo (@pstAsiatech) April 4, 2018 China said it would respond with similar countermeasures, adding in a statement: “As the Chinese saying goes, it is only polite to reciprocate.” For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .