Trump Threatens China With New List of $200 Billion in Additional Tariffs

President Donald Trump fired another shot in an ongoing trade war with China on Tuesday, as his administration released a list of $200 billion in Chinese goods subject to 10 percent tariffs.

“This is an appropriate response under the authority of Section 301 to obtain the elimination of China’s harmful industrial policies,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, claiming that Chinese trade policies represent a national security threat to the United States.

China, which has denied U.S. accusations of unfair trade policies, has retaliated against previous tariffs with levies on U.S. goods, and can be expected to do so again.

The proposed tariff list that President Trump ordered last month ranges from Chinese air conditioners to leather goods.

The proposed tariffs do not go into effect immediately, but will undergo a two-month review process as officials from both countries negotiate settlements to their trade disputes.

President Donald Trump fired another shot in an ongoing trade war with China on Tuesday, as his administration released a list of $200 billion in Chinese goods subject to 10 percent tariffs.

“This is an appropriate response under the authority of Section 301 to obtain the elimination of China’s harmful industrial policies,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, claiming that Chinese trade policies represent a national security threat to the United States.

China, which has denied U.S. accusations of unfair trade policies, has retaliated against previous tariffs with levies on U.S. goods, and can be expected to do so again.

The proposed tariff list that President Trump ordered last month ranges from Chinese air conditioners to leather goods.

The proposed tariffs do not go into effect immediately, but will undergo a two-month review process as officials from both countries negotiate settlements to their trade disputes.

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SOURCE: USA Today, David Jackson