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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.

Trump started raising tariffs last July over complaints China steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology and unfairly subsidizes businesses. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative said officials would discuss how to proceed with the latest plans for tariff hikes at a hearing on June 17.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 05:20 pm

    So will Walmart have huge banners reading, “Everything 50% Higher!”

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 05:28 pm

    Surprisingly, Walmart sells a lot of stuff made in the USA. Also they hire older people. There are many older people who need to subsidize their "retirement" incomes. I make it a point to see where stuff comes from. Yes a lot of stuff comes from China, but some stuff comes from Pakistan and India, and other places. Too much comes from Mexico. Stuff that is not made very well. 

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 05:21 pm

    We have gone too far when we buy food from China. We must get back to made in the USA. 

    We are paying more and more for shoddy electronics. Go on the internet to see what people are saying about everything from dishwashers to microwave ovens.

    They are quietly taking over other countries. They have been going in the back door and supplying other countries with stuff. And then they find out they bought a pig in a poke. One thing I read was about how the chinese built a cheap hotel for their Chinese tourists and then pumped waste from it into the nearby lake. EEWW! (Maybe if we give money to the Paris Peace Accord it will make the Chinese more environmentally friendly. NOT!)