China imposes tariffs in response to US duties on steel, aluminium

US President Donald Trump is preparing to impose tariffs of more than $50 billion on Chinese goods


Reuters April 02, 2018
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BEIJING: China has slapped extra tariffs of up to 25 per cent on 128 US products including frozen pork, as well as on wine and certain fruits and nuts, in response to US duties on imports of aluminium and steel, China’s finance ministry said.

The list of tariffs, to take effect on Monday, was released late on Sunday and matches a list of potential tariffs on up to $3 billion in US goods published by China on March 23.

China has imposed the tariffs amid escalating trade tension between Beijing and Washington.

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