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China strikes back on trade tariffs with duties on U.S. products

Joe Mont | June 18, 2018

China on Friday announced a list of products from the United States that will be subject to additional tariffs. It is a response to additional duties that were placed on Chinese imports by the Trump administration.

China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decided to impose additional duties of 25 percent on 659 items from the United States, worth about $50 billion, the nation’s official news outlet says.

Additional tariffs for 545 items worth about $34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles and aquatic products, will be effective from July 6, 2018, a statement of the commission added. The implementation date for imposing additional tariffs on the remaining 114 items, covering chemical products, medical equipment and energy products, will be announced...

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