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Washington - US Proposes Tariffs On $200 Billion More In Chinese Imports

Published on: July 10, 2018 11:41 PM
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Washington - The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative proposed 10 percent tariffs Tuesday on a list of 6,031 Chinese product lines.

The office will accept public comments and hold hearings on the plan Aug. 20-23 before reaching a decision after Aug. 31, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.

Last Friday, the U.S. imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing responded by hitting the same amount of U.S. imports.

The administration said the new levies are a response to China’s decision to retaliate against the first round of U.S. tariffs.

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President Donald Trump has threatened to tax as much as $550 billion in Chinese products — an amount that exceeds America’s total imports from China last year.

The United States complains that China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance. Chinese tactics, the administration says, include outright cybertheft and forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market.

The initial U.S. tariff list focused on Chinese industrial products in an attempt to limit the impact on American consumers. By expanding the list, the administration is beginning to hit products that U.S. households buy, including such things as electric lamps and fish sticks.

“Tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products amounts to another multibillion-dollar tax on American businesses and families,” said Scott Lincicome, a trade lawyer and senior policy analyst for the group Republicans Fighting Tariffs. “Given China’s likelihood of retaliation, it’s also billions worth of new tariffs on American exporters.”

Members of Congress are increasingly questioning Trump’s aggressive trade policies, warning that tariffs on imports raise prices for consumers and expose U.S. farmers and manufacturers to retaliation abroad.

“Tonight’s announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach,” Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a statement. “We cannot turn a blind eye to China’s mercantilist trade practices, but this action falls short of a strategy that will give the administration negotiating leverage with China while maintaining the long-term health and prosperity of the American economy.”



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 Jul 11, 2018 at 01:03 AM Hiymishclown Says:

Will increase the price of bekishes, shvimkleid and vaasah zukkin made in China (except for Satmar who imports them from Tehran and Gaza).

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 06:46 AM Anonymous Says:

"The United States complains that China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance. Chinese tactics, the administration says, include outright cybertheft and forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market."
Why aren't the critics of the President concerned with this ????

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 09:55 AM yaakov doe Says:

Will the tariffs be imposed on the Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump clothes made in China?

4

 Jul 11, 2018 at 09:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Will the tzitzis from China go up inprice?

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 09:59 AM dumpinouthouse Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

"The United States complains that China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance. Chinese tactics, the administration says, include outright cybertheft and forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market."
Why aren't the critics of the President concerned with this ????

We certainly are but we prefer diplomatic pressure behind the scenes rather than the ravings of a deranged orange lunatic.

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM Yossy111 Says:

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dumpinouthouse Says:

We certainly are but we prefer diplomatic pressure behind the scenes rather than the ravings of a deranged orange lunatic.

Your hate is not helpful. Donald Trump's diplomacy is!

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 11:06 AM Anonymous Says:

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dumpinouthouse Says:

We certainly are but we prefer diplomatic pressure behind the scenes rather than the ravings of a deranged orange lunatic.

Trump derangement syndrome.

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 11:39 AM Anonymous Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

Will the tariffs be imposed on the Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump clothes made in China?

No. the tariffs does not apply to wearing apparel.

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Trump derangement syndrome.

Trump lunatic syndrome.

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 01:49 PM alterknaker Says:

Reply to #6  
Yossy111 Says:

Your hate is not helpful. Donald Trump's diplomacy is!

You're right,
Hate isn't helpful, Trump's Diplomacy (?) is,,,,

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 02:36 PM Yossy111 Says:

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alterknaker Says:

You're right,
Hate isn't helpful, Trump's Diplomacy (?) is,,,,

If you are not certain if Trump is doing the right thing, just wait for results.

So far, B"H, it has been Winning, Winning, Winning!!

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 03:20 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Trump lunatic syndrome.

How very mature and original, hashomer.

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 Jul 11, 2018 at 06:24 PM alterknaker Says:

Reply to #11  
Yossy111 Says:

If you are not certain if Trump is doing the right thing, just wait for results.

So far, B"H, it has been Winning, Winning, Winning!!

Yes you're right, he's doing the right things, I was referring to the DIPLOMACY point of view

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 Jul 12, 2018 at 01:33 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How very mature and original, hashomer.

Thank you, but I'm not hashomer. It's pretty obvious TLS has traveled to your brain.

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