The United States have drawn up a list with $ 200 billion of Chinese products to which additional import duties threaten to cancel since september. That has the American commercial representation Tuesday announced.
With the new taxes drive Americans handelsspanningen with China further to the top. Last Friday, another American import duties of 25 percent was introduced for 34 billion dollars (29 billion euros) of Chinese products. China announced immediately countermeasures.
‘As a result of the retaliatory measures by China and it is not changing its practices, the president has ordered the process to start to tariffs of 10 percent to impose an additional $ 200 billion on Chinese imports, ” says trade representative Robert Lighthizer.
The list of affected products has almost 200 pages and includes, among others, food products, chemical products, minerals, tobacco, electronics and office supplies.