U.S. imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China


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In the statement announcing the new tariffs, Trump warned that "if China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports".

Last week, the American Chambers of Commerce in China and in Shanghai reported 52 percent of more than 430 companies that responded to a survey said they have faced slower customs clearance and increased inspections and bureaucratic procedures. After Trump announced tariffs on washing machines toward the start of 2018, the price for laundry equipment shot up 16 percent between February and May, according to an analysis by Mark Perry, an economics professor at the Flint campus of the University of MI and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

Many US businesses are critical of the tariffs.

Sohn said the Trump administration is pursuing a legitimate goal of getting China to stop violating worldwide trade rules but that it should have enlisted support from other trading partners, such as the European Union, Canada and Mexico, and presented Beijing with a united front. The US also asserts that Beijing uses state money to buy American technology at prices unaffordable for private companies. These tactics include hacking USA companies to steal their trade secrets and forcing them to turn over their know-how in exchange for access to the Chinese market.

"The US insists on increasing tariffs, which brings new uncertainty to the consultations between the two sides", the ministry said.

Former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn tried desperately to convince Trump that tariffs would cost jobs and investment and raise little revenue, at one point telling him that he had a "Norman Rockwell" view of an American economy that bore no relationship to the services-dominated USA economy today.

Many less intense trade conflicts have followed. "As long as Trump is comfortable raising tariffs, he believes he's winning". They now need to rethink the supply chains they've built across countries and calculate where best to deploy workers.

Such a move, the official said, is not an effort to constrain China.

The dollar's weakening is a good sign for global markets, especially in emerging markets where the strong dollar has been a cause for concern, Nuveen's Nick said.

U.S. Treasury yields rose across the board on growing expectations the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September and December, and perhaps at least twice more in 2019.

The new tariffs will apply to hundreds of items - ranging from seafood to handbags to toilet paper - that were on a list released July 10. The additional taxes suggest that the two countries are struggling to make progress in settling their differences.

U.S. impose new $200bn tariffs on China imports
We are not asking for special treatment, but rather for an equal playing field in a nondiscriminatory business environment. The new round of tariffs on good ranging from electronics, seafood and housewares, according to the White House statement.

The KPMG modelling found Australia would be hit harder by the US-China trade war than the European Union or Japan.

"In a way it is remarkable that the market is holding up so well", said Rabobank's Head of Macro Strategy Elwin de Groot.

Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan held a meeting in Beijing on Monday with US, German, South Korean and Japanese company chief executives in which he warned, "there is no victor in the trade war". The idea was that China's additional purchases would shrink its trade surplus with the United States.

Tariffs could translate into less trade, which could hinder growth in smaller nations.

This led to the Australian dollar rising modestly to 71.8 United States cents, amid a weaker greenback overnight. This trend has weighed heavily on their economies.

The Republicans' control of the House and the Senate is at stake in the midterm congressional races in November.

By expanding the list to $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, Trump risks spreading the pain to ordinary Americans.

But public opinion suggests that his tariffs could prove a vulnerability.

In response, the American President took to Twitter to rail against Cupertino.

Liu had been expected to go to Washington next week to resume talks with Stephen Mnuchin, but the tariffs will be triggered on Monday, putting negotiations in doubt. Once upon a time, the idea of accepting China into the World Trade Organization (WTO) was fiercely opposed by everyone from labor groups, to environmentalists, to human rights advocates.

Who's afraid of the big bad trade war?

Liberalizing trade with China had obvious benefits for the financial industry.