Trump targets another $200 billion in China imports with tariffs

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U.S. officials will hold a press conference on the decision to impose further tariffs on China this morning.

Apple is also concerned that the Chinese government will point to the way that Huawei has been accused of being a threat to US national security, and take some type of action against Apple. "We've been treated very unfairly".

Beijing reciprocated with a similar sized tariffs package against American made goods. But most economists, business leaders and trade experts on both sides of the aisle have cried foul, arguing that trade wars are a risky game that court hurt the economy at home and around the world. Trump had seemed set to sign onto a deal that would have done relatively little to narrow the massive USA trade deficit with China. More than 800 exports, about $34 billion worth, will be subject to tariffs starting July 6.

This is what a trade war looks like. "I'm relying on the self-interest of people across the Unites States", he said.

According to the New York Times, the President slammed Beijing's unfair trade policies and currency manipulation in a written statement, saying China has "no intentions" of changing their practices that continue to "threaten" American workers and businesses.

By slapping tariffs on trade between the two nations, Bardole says both countries are going to feel pain.

The president warned that he was prepared to hit China with an additional $200 billion in import taxes unless Beijing capitulates. "This is the kind of thing that needs to be addressed".

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The rollout of this latest set of actions was quick and decisive, leaving little opportunity for negotiation.

If Trump does impose these additional tariffs, the US will have imposed tariffs on $450 billion in Chinese goods.

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China, claiming the United States had "launched a trade war," retaliated nearly immediately, outlining its own tariffs on USA goods worth $50 billion.

Mr. Trump recently ordered tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in retaliation for intellectual property theft.

Trump has been taking potshots at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada since the end of the G7 summit earlier this month after the prime minister said at a press conference that he told the USA president that his steel and aluminum tariffs were "kind of insulting", and that Canada "will not be pushed around" and that it would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures. Check back for more.

That "also exposes Trump's weakness: He must apply his leverage as soon as possible to avoid negative repercussions from a drawn-out trade dispute". "That's pretty much the world's economy right there". -China trade or is this just a Trump primal desire to punish and scream?

That deadline has been extended several times as Canada and Mexico struggle to accommodate far-reaching USA demands for change, such as a sunset clause that would allow one nation to pull out after five years.

Trump announced in May he was abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran - which will mean new sanctions on the Islamic republic and punitive measures for those who trade with it. "In many respects, it's helpful to our economy".

"President Donald Trump has raised the stakes once more". And he is counting on the getting tough on China play to deliver a win for his base and give Republicans a boost in the midterm elections.