Business & Economy
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U.S. plans tariff hike on virtually everything from China

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/14/19, 11:39 am

U.S. trade officials issued a list Tuesday of $300 billion more of Chinese goods targeted for possible tariff increases. The list “covers essentially all products” exported from China that haven’t already been hit with tariff increases, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said. It includes laptop computers, saw blades, turbine parts, tuna, and garlic.

The United States and China appear locked in a battle of wills after trade talks hit a setback and President Donald Trump announced new duties on Chinese imports last week. China responded with more tariffs of its own Monday.

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China fires back with more tariffs

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/13/19, 11:13 am

China on Monday announced retaliatory tariff increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. The trade war between the two countries entered a new phase as negotiations broke down last week and President Donald Trump said he would raise tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese exports. The United States blames China for trying to renegotiate already-agreed-upon parts of a trade pact.

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Tariff hike looms over trade talks

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/09/19, 01:18 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. and Chinese representatives are meeting Thursday to try to save sinking trade negotiations before a planned tariff hike Friday on $200 billion in Chinese goods. President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that the two sides expected a positive outcome from the talks until recently, when “China broke the deal” by attempting to renegotiate key points. Tariffs will climb from 10 percent to 25 percent at 12:01 a.m. Friday if the trade envoys don’t make progress at their meeting Thursday.

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