Trade War: China to Increase Tariffs on $60bn Worth of U.S. Goods

Donald Trump and  President Xi JinpingUS President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping
  • Trade War: China to Increase Tariffs on $60bn Worth of U.S. Goods

The Chinese government has announced its retaliatory tariffs following Donald Trump decision to impose additional import duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

China on Monday announced it will increase tariffs imposed on $60 billion worth of U.S goods.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the tariffs will take effect on June 1.

Last week, President Trump said the U.S will up its tariffs on Chinese import if China retaliates, saying 25 percent additional tariff would be imposed on all the remaining Chinese imports to the U.S.

The US is set to release a plan to levy a 25% additional tariff on all remaining imports from China on Monday.

While the Trump is expected to announce additional tariffs later today, China’s retaliatory tariffs will be imposed at different levels: 25% tariffs on 2 493 items 20% tariffs on 1 078 items 10% tariffs on 974 items 5% tariffs to continue on 595 items.

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Samed Olukoya
CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and, with over a decade long experience in the global financial market. Contact Samed on Twitter: @sameolukoya; Email: [email protected]

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