China Announces New Set of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods


Its comments came after China slapped additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of US imports of fuel and steel products late on Wednesday.

Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce said that it is totally unreasonable for the United States to put domestic laws above global laws time and time again. China has promised to retaliate with another $16 billion in tariffs on USA imports.

The Chinese response is concise, rational and calm.

However, the United States imports far more from China than it exports to it, meaning Beijing may at some point need to look for other means of retaliation. But do not expect U.S. condom makers to wilt under the pressure.

However, the compromises China is considering on Made in China 2025 seem small, so far. Such a policy speaks for itself.

Of more direct outcome in the Sino-U.S. trade war, China's surplus with the United States shrank only marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June. Last year's imports from the United States totalled about $130 billion.

The trade war could have significant economic consequences, as China is the largest source of imports for 23 states and among the top five sources for 47. A total of 82 delegates from the United States chemical, electronics, and photovoltaic industries spoke up. Beijing retaliated by imposing the same percentage of retaliatory tariffs on 545 US items, also worth $34 billion.

The trouble with starting wars is that you can not dictate how they will progress or when they will end. While the USA published its final list of goods subject to the new tariffs on Tuesday, China's final list revealed on Wednesday differs from an earlier draft announced back in June.

Beijing signaled this week that it might target prominent American companies such as Apple if the trade dispute escalates. For instance, Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross bought and operated several steel companies, which he later sold at a profit.

The move comes after the U.S.

But things have changed since trade tensions with the USA escalated in recent weeks and some have questioned if Beijing's move will hit American gas exports.

Will imposing additional tariffs really safeguard US national security? That doesn't count the $50 billion they hit with tariffs in July. Under such consideration, they turn a blind eye to the suffering of US enterprises and consumers. US and Mexican negotiators are finalizing new rules for granting automobiles duty-free treatment, which would require more manufacturing work to be done in high-wage factories, according to three sources familiar with the talks, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks.

Element Electronics announced on August 6th that it would shut down its plant in SC and lay off 126 people from a work force of 134. If other countries retaliate and tax similar products, 624,000 could be lost. However, the spot LNG market - which has been growing steadily - will be hit. She said if they couldn't see light at the end of the tunnel soon, she couldn't imagine milking cows next year. U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to put pressure on China to negotiate trade concessions, with Washington imposing tariffs on 34 billion dollars in Chinese goods last month alone. It also claims that state subsidies to Chinese firms give them an unfair advantage in global markets, especially in the key area of hi-tech. And considering that China's GDP grew 7.3, 6.9, 6.7 and 6.9 percent in those four years, the impact of the US' additional tariffs on China's economic growth rate will be marginal and its GDP would continue to grow at a relatively fast rate.